ERIC Number: ED366568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Provisions and Guiding Proposals concerning the Curriculum in Health and Sex Education.
Ministry of Education and Research, Copenhagen (Denmark).
These guidelines for a health and sex education curriculum in Denmark outline the curriculum's aims and content. The aim of the instruction is to qualify pupils to further their own health and that of others, to contribute to pupils' knowledge of human health and the importance of life conditions and lifestyle to health, to develop pupils' understanding of different forms of relationships, and to develop the pupils' ability to assess ethical questions. The guidelines emphasize the influence of pupils' advance conceptions of health and lifestyles. Curriculum content is presented within three themes: personal growth and development, forms of relationships, and alcohol. Within these themes, specific topics covered include: health and sickness; friendship; sexual identity and sexuality; stress; sexually transmitted diseases and acquired immune deficiency syndrome; pregnancy, contraception, and abortion; body, exercise, and movement; food; alcohol, drugs, and tobacco; housing environment; work environment; external environment; and peace in the world. Each theme is treated from the following five perspectives: the importance of the physical and mental health of the human being, connections with the conditions of life, connections with lifestyle, ethical questions and considerations, and possibilities of action with a view to changes in the conditions of life and in lifestyle. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education and Research, Copenhagen (Denmark).