ERIC Number: ED076312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Expressed Needs and Interests as a Basis of Sex Education for Ninth Grade Students.
Lowing, Lawrence Francis, Jr.
An attempt was made in this study to determine the expressed opinions of ninth grade students as to their needs and interests in selected sex education concepts. Furthermore, an attempt was made to compare those needs with the needs of ninth grade students as expressed by their parents and by physicians, clergy, principals, health instructors, counselors, and high school seniors. The study was conducted within the Monroe County Community School Corporation, Indiana; its purpose was to assist in developing guidelines for curriculum development in a sex education unit of a health education course. Findings indicated that verneal diseases was the topic most needed for ninth graders, while dating was the least needed topic. Also, ninth graders felt stronger about including the topics social sexual issues and feelings in a sex education unit than did adults. Conclusions drawn from the investigation note there was a similarity between the expressed needs and interest of ninth graders as to which sex education topics should be learned in school while there was least agreement with the opinions of counselors. Recommendations derived from the study are included. (Author/BL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Grade 9, Individual Needs, Interests, Opinions, Research, Secondary School Students, Sex Education
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Note: H.S.D. Dissertation, Indiana University