ERIC Number: EJ545358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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"Modernism Gone Mad": Sex Education Comes to Chicago, 1913.
Moran, Jeffrey P.
Journal of American History, v83 n2 p481-513 Sep 1996
Recounts the battle over the first attempt in U.S. history to implement sex education in a citywide system of public schools. Frames this conflict as part of an ongoing collision between progressive, social science-oriented reformers and a traditionalist populace. Discusses the reform movement's shift from moral to scientific authority. (MJP)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Ethical Instruction, Females, Modern History, Moral Issues, Municipalities, Progressive Education, Public Health, Public Opinion, Resistance to Change, Sex Education, Social Action, Social History, Social Values, Traditionalism, United States History
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)