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ERIC Number: EJ1066097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
Life Orientation Sexuality Education in South Africa: Gendered Norms, Justice and Transformation
Shefer, Tamara; Macleod, Catriona
Perspectives in Education, v33 n2 p1-10 Jun 2015
Research on sexual practices among young South Africans has proliferated in light of the national imperatives to challenge the spread of HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence and unwanted early pregnancies. In this special issue of "Perspectives in Education" the authors builds on this research by examining how Life Orientation (LO) or Life Skills sexuality programmes challenge and/or reproduce normative constructions of gender and gendered power relations. They next summarise the key problematics addressed, and conclude by addressing ways in which a critical gender lens that facilitates gender transformation and gender justice could possibly be incorporated into LO or Life Skills sexuality programmes.
University of the Free State Faculty of Education. P.O. Box 339, Bioemfontein 9300, South Africa. Tel: +27-51-401-2368; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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