ERIC Number: ED266368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-7
Reference Count: 0
A Sexuality Education Program for Preadolescent Boys: Are Sperm Different Colors?
Norfleet, Sherry Coleman
This document describes a sexuality education program for preadolescent boys. It recommends that the teacher begin by finding out if the audience is captive or merely encouraged to attend. It is further suggested that groups be limited to 10 to 12 boys in the age range of 8 to 13. Advertising the classes, using food enticements for those attending, and offering classes for parents to review materials before they are presented to the boys are recommended. The problems a teacher could encounter with a group of boys, such as the boys testing the teacher with "dirty" words or asking personal sexual questions, are discussed. Recommendations include setting firm discipline rules, telling the boys there will be time for questions, and advising them not to laugh at the other boys' questions. The importance of respect and communication in the sessions is discussed. It is also suggested that homosexuality be discussed. Handouts are not recommended because the boys may be embarrassed by them. Several exercises/activities for the boys are described. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Virginia Department for Children. (8th, Richmond, VA, October 7, 1985).