ERIC Number: ED310324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Too Soon for Sex? Title No. 501.
This story, one of three in The Sexuality Decision-Making Series for Teens, contains several different possible plot lines depending on the decisions the reader makes for the characters at various "choice points." The story focuses on the theme of abstinence: Serena and James are in love and need to face the realities of their sexual feelings for each other. The story follows this teenage couple through a series of decisions, each of which affects whether or not they have sex and how they manage their lives. There is also a teenage mother in the story--Serena's friend, Shawna. The story models the following communication skills: how to bring up the subject of sex with a partner before being put in a "compromising position"; how to say no to pressure to have sex even in a situation that has gone pretty far; how to bring up the subject of sex and talk to parents about it; and how to express one's own values positively without losing friends or appearing too "square."(TE)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Decision Making, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Peer Acceptance, Pregnancy, Reader Text Relationship, Secondary Education, Sex Education, Sexual Abstinence, Simulation, Story Reading
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A