ERIC Number: EJ835742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Resolving Ethical Issues when Conducting Sexuality Education
Bruess, Clint E.; Greenberg, Jerrold S.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v3 n4 p313-322 Dec 2008
Ethical issues about conducting sexuality education often arise. This paper describes one system of ethics and how the sexuality educator can use that system to determine whether an action is moral or immoral and, therefore, the appropriate action to take for that sexuality educator to be consistent with his or her values. Ethical principles are presented along with examples of potential ethical dilemmas. Examples of common ethical issues related to the conducting of sexuality education are given. Two examples are used to show how ethical dilemmas can be resolved using this system of ethics.
Descriptors: Sexuality, Ethics, Sex Education, Teacher Responsibility, Moral Values, Social Values, Philosophy, Social Justice, Personal Autonomy, Sexual Orientation, Conflict Resolution
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