ERIC Number: ED309147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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Human Sexuality: Adolescent Transformation to Healthy Adulthood.
Dycus, Sandra; Costner, Gwyn
This paper describes the implementation of a sex education course at the seventh grade level in a rural, conservative school district in Rutherford County, North Carolina. A discussion is presented on the four areas of the program implementation that were considered sensitive. The first area is involved with the ways in which informed parental approval for the curriculum was obtained. The next area of significance is the decision to use small, same-sex groups for instructional purposes. The third area is a curriculum which offers cognitive as well as affective learning, decision making, and exploration of healthy lifetime goals. The fourth important area is that the course is taught by the school counselors. The course includes discussion of sexually transmitted diseases as well as sexuality and teenage pregnancy. Emphsis is placed on abstinence and resisting peer pressure. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).