ERIC Number: ED307274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Into Adolescence: Choosing Abstinence. A Curriculum for Grades 5-8. Contemporary Health Series.
This book encourages sexual abstinence as the logical, positive choice for middle school students. The book emphasizes that abstinence eliminates the risks of unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and emotional upheavals. This module's seven sequenced lessons are designed to develop both cognitive and behavioral skills and focus on conveying these three important messages to students: (1) don't let someone else decide your sexual behavior; (2) you can have positive relationships without engaging in sexual intercourse; and (3) you can choose to say "no" to sex. (JD)
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Friendship, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Attraction, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Peer Influence, Self Esteem, Sex Education, Sexual Abstinence, Social Responsibility, Student Behavior
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