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ERIC Number: EJ855386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Learning Inequality through Sexuality Education
Connell, Catherine; Elliott, Sinikka
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v4 n2 p83-102 2009
This article reviews the literature on the roles that schools, peers, and parents play in young people's sexuality education. We argue that the sexuality education children receive is far from just the facts; rather, it is an education in the maintenance of inequality. Sexuality education, as it is currently conceived, includes implicit and explicit messages that reinforce a hegemonic sexuality that is rooted in and bolsters inequalities of race, class, gender, and sexuality. After reviewing the contemporary sociological research on the sexuality education of children, we offer curricular directions for fostering more equal and empowering models of sexuality education.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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