ERIC Number: EJ837320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Re-Visioning Sexuality Education: A Challenge for the Future
Kelly, Gary F.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v1 n1 p5-21 Dec 2005
In view of the present state of affairs in the field, it is time for reassessment and professional debate about what sexuality education can and should be. There have been significant cultural shifts brought about by recent technological development, global awareness of sexual issues, and the characteristics of the current younger generation. Sexuality educators must adapt to these changes in order to remain relevant, and several key issues are listed for consideration. National debate must proceed concerning the place of scientific facts, political beliefs, religious faith, and the plurality of values regarding sexual orientations, behaviors, and interests in sexuality education contexts. Presently there is no set of agreed-upon standards or philosophies to guide our decisions that all sexuality educators seem able to embrace. We must decide if we can find common ground for differing perspectives on sexuality education, or if we should instead clarify different types of approaches, the goals of which would be clearly described for students and other constituencies.
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Educational Philosophy, Standard Setting, Standards, Values Clarification, Educational Policy, Cultural Influences, Political Influences, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences, Social Change, Influence of Technology, Educational Development
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