ERIC Number: ED355879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Sex Education Syllabus for Health Science at American River College. Emergence of Higher Education in America.
Rasler, Michael L.
This practicum paper discusses the development, evaluation, and revision of a student sex education syllabus at American River College (California). The syllabus is intended to provide an alternative learning format to the traditional lecture format. After a review of the literature, it was decided to use a fill-in or sentence completion format for the syllabus. Then the following key topics were identified: (1) male and female reproductive systems, (2) birth control methods, (3) sexually transmissible diseases, (4) growth and development, (5) the right to be well born, (6) birth disorders, and (7) abortion. Learning objectives were defined for each topic, and main terms and concepts identified. Finally sentences encompassing objectives, concepts, and terms were developed and rewritten with blanks for key words and phrases. The first draft of the syllabus was evaluated by two experts at the College and changes were incorporated into the final draft. Literature review findings are discussed concerning the need for sexual information, the uses of supplemental materials, the effectiveness of these materials, alternative learning styles, and different models. The paper concludes with discussions of the implications and recommendations based on the American River College experience. It is concluded that the development of the student syllabus was a major improvement of the student learning process that existed in health science taught at American River College. The appendix (comprising two-thirds of the report) contains the Health Science Sex Syllabus itself which is intended to be used with the course textbook. Contains 28 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
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