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ERIC Number: EJ928224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 43
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 153
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
A Sexuality Education Discourses Framework: Conservative, Liberal, Critical, and Postmodern
Jones, Tiffany
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v6 n2 p133-175 2011
Sexuality education debates are layered with discourses based on markedly different constructions of sexuality. Rather than seeing these discourses as purely oppositional, this article frames them as complex and varied. It provides a new framework for understanding sexuality education which differentiates 28 discourses by orientation to education, whether conservative, liberal, critical, or postmodern. Their key assumptions, school-based approaches, sexuality frameworks, authorities, and methods are detailed. The article argues the value of considering multiple approaches and postmodern perspectives. This framework provides an introduction to sexuality education for those new to it and a fresh (re)conceptualisation of the field for other readers. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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