ERIC Number: ED360255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten-12th Grade.
Sex Information and Education Council of the United States, Inc., New York, NY.
The National Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education were developed by a Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) task force made up of health, education, and sex education professionals. The group was tasked with formulating sex education concepts and guidelines within four developmental levels, from kindergarden through high school, to provide classroom teachers with a theoretical basis for daily programs, Following a discussion of the goals and values of sex education, the main body of the document focuses on six key concepts: human development (reproductive anatomy, reproduction, puberty, body image, and sexual identity); relationships (families, friendship, love, dating, marriage, and parenting); personal skill (decision making, communication, assertiveness, and negotiation); sexual behavior (masturbation, abstinence, human sexual response, fantasy, and sexual dysfunction); sexual health (abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV infection, and reproductive health); and society and culture (gender roles, sexuality in the law and religion, and sexual diversity). Tables displaying key concepts and a topical outline are provided. (LL)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Educational Practices, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Health Promotion, Secondary School Teachers, Sex Education, Sexuality
SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 2500, New York, NY 10036.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Sex Information and Education Council of the United States, Inc., New York, NY.