ERIC Number: ED172397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Sex Education in the Public Schools: A Reexamination of the Issues.
Hess, Fritz; And Others
Supporters of sex education curriculum see it as a way of keeping in step with the times and of coping with the undesirable side effects of the new morality. Opponents argue that such classes infringe both the right of individual privacy, and the American tradition of dealing with sex in religious and family settings. The implementation of sex education must involve the consideration of such mechanical aspects of education as definition, curriculum, staffing, finance, and evaluation. Sex has traditionally been an individual matter in this nation. There is no reason why the worldwide pattern of massive government intervention in private life should institutionalize this concern. Government, even at the school district level, is simply not equipped to deal with every subject or to solve every problem. The reassertion of the family and private organizations in this connection is not merely an option, it is a necessity. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Syracuse - Minoa Central Schools, East Syracuse, NY.