ERIC Number: ED229709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-12
Reference Count: 0
Sex Education and Semantic Pitfalls.
Rozema, Hazel J.
Although the sexual climate in the United States appears to have changed, there is substantial documentation which indicates that parents are reluctant to talk with their children about sexual matters. This review of the literature indicates that now, as 30 years ago, the primary source of sexual information among preadolescents is peers. Studies from 1943-1979 are cited, including the work of Kinsey, Thornburg, and Pomeroy. Among the 22 citations are books, journal articles, and pamphlets. The review is organized around four major topics: (1) Peers Not Parents Serve as Sex Educators; (2) Lack of Communication is Disastrous; (3) Barriers to Sex Talks Between Parents and Children; and (4) Miscommunication When Parents Attempt to be Sex Educators. (AG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Woman Researcher Conference (Kalamazoo, MI, November 12, 1982).