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ERIC Number: EJ833003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
"They've Got All the Knowledge": HIV Education, Gender and Sexuality in South African Primary Schools
Bhana, Deevia
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v30 n2 p165-177 Mar 2009
Drawing on data derived from two socially contrasting primary schools in Durban, this paper focuses on how gender and sexuality feature in the teaching and discussion of HIV/AIDS. A detailed analysis of two "life-skills" lessons in the two schools shows that, despite the social differences between the schools, discussions of gender and sexuality remain muted. Discourses of childhood innocence make it difficult for teachers to provide comprehensive knowledge of sex, sexuality and gender in the primary school "life-skills" lessons. Implications for teacher training are suggested briefly in the conclusion. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa