ERIC Number: ED026678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-1
Reference Count: 0
Family Living, Including Sex Education. Final Report.
Lloyd, Helene M.; Wrightstone, J. W.
In order to meet new educational needs, the New York City school system has begun the development of a new curriculum in family living, including sex education. It is designed to help each child be a good family member, understand related attitudes, ideals, and standards, and understand the physical changes he experiences. In 1967-68, 31,000 pupils from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 were included in the program. This paper outlines the training program for teachers and administrators, but says little of the curriculum organization itself. The bulk of the paper consists of an extensive evaluation of the program by students, teachers, and administrators. Opinions were generally favorable, but instances of lack of support and unfavorable attitudes are noted. Significant attitudinal differences were found among pupils of differing ages and sexes. Generally, the program was integrated into the regular curriculum and, to some extent, seemed to effect changes in classroom behavior. Recommendations focus on expansion of training, available resource materials, and the assessment of pupil attitudes and knowledge in the related areas. (BP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.