ERIC Number: ED307271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Entering Adulthood: Coping with Sexual Pressures. A Curriculum for Grades 9-12. Contemporary Health Series.
Abbey, Nancy; Picco, Elizabeth Raptis
This book presents sexual abstinence as a viable, positive choice for teenagers. In seven lessons focusing on the advantages of delaying sexual intercourse, this high school curriculum acknowledges the need for sexual expression by young people and provides activities that help them sort through the internal and external pressures that affect their sexual decision making. The book: (1) conveys a clear message that students can have and keep partners without having sex; (2) analyzes common myths about sexuality; (3) discusses ways to express love without having sexual intercourse; (4) covers the influence of risk-taking behavior on sexual decision making; (5) emphasizes the benfits of developing self-control; and (6) provides five optional parent/student homework assignments. (JD)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Friendship, High School Students, High Schools, Interpersonal Attraction, Peer Influence, Secondary School Curriculum, Self Control, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Values
Network Publications/ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($19.95 plus 15 percent handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A