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ERIC Number: ED141963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Sex Education and Family Life Curriculum.
Ballou, Margaret; And Others
Provided is a sex education and family life curriculum for blind students in grades k through 12. Curriculum units are developmentally sequenced into five levels: early childhood, middle childhood, pre-puberty, puberty, and adolescence. Sequences are organized around eight themes: self-others (to provide student objectives in the areas of body awareness, general physiology, awareness of the environment, and awareness of others); masculine/feminine (to provide understanding of differences and similarities among the social and physical aspects of masculinity and femininity); development (concerned with creating an awareness within each student that he/she is maturing in a manner which is individual yet part of the natural growth process); sexuality (which emphasizes sexual vocabulary and variations of sexual activity which most concern individuals at each age level); life styles (to identify variations and similarities in the ways people live); relationships (to help students understand the social maturation process and become more aware of his/her relationships with others in terms of their social development); feelings (which emphasizes the individual's ability to understand feelings and to use this ability as a basis for becoming sensitive to feelings and emotions of others); and medical (designed to develop an understanding of the role of the medical profession in health care and in control of disease). (SBH)
Descriptors: Blindness, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life Education, Health Education, Humanistic Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Maturation, Self Concept, Sex Education, Sexuality, Units of Study, Visual Impairments
Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, Massachusetts 02171 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA.