ERIC Number: ED222481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Sexuality Education as Viewed by Local School Board Members and Superintendents in Indiana.
Marini, David C.; Jones, Herbert L.
This report presents findings from a survey of Indiana school superintendents' and school board members' attitudes about the school's role in sex education. Data were obtained for the study by means of a questionnaire; 645 completed "Family Life and Sex Education Questionnaires" were returned. Data, presented in tabular form and followed by a summary, were gathered on: (1) demography of the responding population; (2) policy makers' views on the school's role in sex education; (3) reasons for offering sex education; (4) reasons why sex education is not offered in schools; (5) the expected outcomes of well-planned programs; (6) approved content for such programming; and (7) views on a variety of statements about sex education which are often found in the literature. Also reported are respondents' comments on: (1) the place/locale for sex education; (2) sex education with/without values; (3) emphasis within a program; (4) planning such a program; (5) role/preparation of the teacher; (6) opposition to such instruction; and (7) the research design/questionnaire. A summary lists 37 findings, drawn from responses to the questionnaire, about sex education in Indiana along with 10 conclusions about Indiana policy makers' attitudes and 7 recommendations. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Board of Education Policy, Curriculum Development, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Moral Issues, Parent Attitudes, Parent Responsibility, Policy Formation, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Role, Sex Education, State Standards, Superintendents, Teacher Role
Centre for Sexuality Education, Department of Physiology and Health Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Family Life and Sex Education Questionnaire; Indiana
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American School Health Association (56th, Phoenix, AZ, October 7, 1982).