ERIC Number: ED412142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Family Life Education. Standards of Learning: Objectives for Virginia Public Schools.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
This booklet contains the legislative materials relating to family life education enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia in the 1987 session. The Virginia Board of Education was charged to develop standards of learning and curriculum guidelines for a comprehensive, sequential family life education curriculum in grades K through 12. Instruction and curriculum materials are to be age appropriate and address family living and community relationships, the value of postponing sexual activity, human sexuality, human reproduction, and the etiology, prevention, and effects of sexually transmitted diseases. Instruction should also promote parental involvement, foster positive self concepts, and provide mechanisms for coping with peer pressure and the stresses of modern living according to the students' developmental stages and abilities. The phases of development of these materials include: Phase 1--the collection and review of existing materials, information, and other resources; Phase 2--preparation of first-draft development of Family Life Education materials and reactions; and Phase 3--revisions and responses in public hearings and agency/organization reviews. The Board of Education regulations specifies the implementation of the guidelines at the local levels. Standards of Learning Objectives and Descriptive Statements are included for each grade level, K-12. Guidelines for training individuals who will be teaching family live education are offered, along with guidelines for parent/community involvement. (EH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia