ERIC Number: ED027580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Family Life and Sex Education.
New Orleans Public Schools, LA.
The present paper discusses the need for a sex and family life education program in the schools, problems encountered in planning such a program, and the steps taken by the Orleans Parish Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana, to establish community support and implement such a program. The first report presents the findings of a sample survey of 500 registered voters, measuring attitudes toward planned development of an instructional program on family life and sex education in the public schools. Evidence indicates that most parents would favor such a program, because parents feel children learn much erroneous and harmful information from informal sources. Parents also feel ill-equipped to provide adequate instruction without the help of trained professionals. The outline of a teacher-training workshop in sex education is then presented, followed by the syllabus of a graduate education course in sex education offered by Tulane University. (BP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Orleans Public Schools, LA.