ERIC Number: ED364512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Human Sexuality. A Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers on Teaching...High School Level.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
This guide provides information and resources that will facilitate parents' ability to help adolescents understand human sexuality within the context of home and family values and ideals. It provides teachers with resources to facilitate the decision making process. Contents are organized within a framework of objectives and guidelines for both parents and teachers: (1) discuss responsible sexual behavior; abstinence, and fidelity; (2) recognize the impact of sexual behavior on one's goals and self-esteem; (3) develop the skills that promote principle-centered decision making; (4) discuss the physical and emotional aspects of relationships; (5) address maturation and the stages of sexual development; (6) cover the anatomy and physiology of male and female reproductive systems; (7) examine conception, fetal development, birth defects, and pregnancy risks; (8) recognize the impact of teen pregnancies on quality of life, child abuse, and lifestyle changes; and (9) discuss pornography, prostitution, sexual abuse, incest, and rape. Additional materials on male and female reproductive systems, case studies for decision making, fetal development, pregnancy, myths and facts about rape, and a self-efficacy questionnaire are included in a 40-page appendix. A glossary of terms completes the document. (LL)
Descriptors: Decision Making Skills, Family Attitudes, Health Promotion, High School Students, High Schools, Human Body, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Reproduction (Biology), Resource Materials, Self Esteem, Sex Education, Sexuality, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Teacher Responsibility
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.