ERIC Number: ED153089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct-12
Reference Count: 0
Developing Community Acceptance of Sex Education.
Bass, Medora S.
This paper stresses the need for sex education in the schools, to complement what may be learned in the home or church. Due to negative community pressure, the youth service field has often hesitated to introduce such programs. Evidence is presented that there may be less opposition to sex education programs for the handicapped. An attempt to introduce such a program in one community is described. The importance of setting up a coalition of community leaders and agencies to support the schools and teachers against attack is emphasized. Objections and questions are answered, and excerpts from relevant studies and articles are included in the appendix. Brief descriptions are given of programs in other communities which have contributed to developing community acceptance of sex education in the schools. (Author/MFD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations (San Diego, California, October 12-15, 1977)