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ERIC Number: EJ828912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1811
The Discourses of Sexuality in Curriculum Documents on Sexuality Education: An Australian Case Study
Farrelly, Cathleen; O'Brien, Maureen; Prain, Vaughan
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v7 n1 p63-80 Feb 2007
This paper identifies three underlying discourses on the nature of sexuality evident in two Department of Education curriculum documents on sexuality education in Victoria, Australia, over the past 15 years. These discourses are a cultural "preservation" perspective, a risk minimisation perspective, and a view that sexual expression should enable cultural and individual enlightenment and emancipation. This analysis of underpinning discourses is used as the basis for identifying a range of issues relating to course content, implied characteristics of learners, and appropriate teaching methods that need to be addressed in future documents if diverse goals in this area relating to knowledge and attitudinal outcomes are to be met. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia