ERIC Number: ED277954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Sexuality Education: An Evaluation of Programs and Their Effects. An Executive Summary.
This executive summary and six additional volumes comprise a report which presents the results of an evaluation of selected sexuality education programs, and provides materials to help others implement and evaluate more successful approaches. The report is designed for policymakers, educators, and evaluators. The executive summary contains an overview of the entire report, an overview of volume one on sexuality education, an explanation of the background and overall design of the research, a description of the nine programs selected for evaluation, a discussion of methods used to evaluate the programs, a summary and discussion of results, and conclusions. Overall, this evaluation indicates that both short- and long-term sexuality education programs can increase knowledge, that comprehensive programs may have a small impact on values clarification, that certain parent-child programs can succeed in increasing parent-child communication, and that an education/clinic combination can dramatically succeed in reducing unintended teenage pregnancy. References are included. (NB)
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Child Relationship, Pregnancy, Prevention, Program Evaluation, Sex Education, Sexuality, Values Clarification
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.; Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mathtech, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Note: Research also supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. For the complete report, see CS 019 637-642.