ERIC Number: ED186354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Sex Education Guidelines, Including Reproductive Health and Family Planning.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Legislation permitting the teaching of reproductive health in Michigan schools mandates that the State Board of Education establish approval criteria for those who will be supervising instructional programs in sex education, determine certification requirements for those teaching classes in sex education, and establish guidelines for the review and recommendation of materials to be used in teaching family planning, reproductive health and the recognition, prevention, and treatment of venereal disease. Certified teachers must have preparation in the biological and behavioral sciences, as well as in sex education and health education. Content areas which must be covered by law are reproductive health, sex education, family planning, human sexuality, family life, venereal disease, fetology, marital information, and genetic information. An advisory board should be established by the school district board to periodically review the materials and the methods of instruction used. Appendices to this document include a copy of PA 226 of 1977, school laws relating to health education in Michigan public schools, and a copy of the notice sent to parents regarding the implementation of sex education courses into the school curriculum. (Authors/LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.