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ERIC Number: EJ810965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1811
Evaluation of a School-Based Sex Education Programme Delivered to Grade Nine Students in Canada
Smylie, Lisa; Maticka-Tyndale, Eleanor; Boyd, Dana
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v8 n1 p25-46 Feb 2008
The effectiveness of a multidimensional Canadian sex education programme was evaluated using 240 Grade Nine students. The intervention was offered by representatives from various community groups and involved instructional classes on anatomy/physiology of the reproductive system and sexually transmitted infections, a video and group discussion on healthy relationships, a form of "peer education" and discussion on teen pregnancy and HIV/AIDS, as well as a parent workshop and newsletter on teen sexuality. Respondents in the intervention and control groups completed a self-administered questionnaire at baseline and one month after the programme. Compared with the control group, students in the intervention group showed positive changes in the areas of knowledge, sex-role attitudes, sexual interaction values, and the perception that birth control is important. These results suggest that a collaborative effort of outside professionals from various community organisations and involvement of "peer educators" to provide sexual health education in Grade Nine high school classes may be a useful strategy. (Contains 9 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada