ERIC Number: EJ939869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: N/A
Pedagogically Speaking: Teaching outside Pandora's Box
Roffman, Deborah M.
Independent School, v69 n4 Sum 2010
Even at the dawn of the 21st century, the sexual education of children in America is controlled by attitudes and myths about sexual learning that, in reality, date back hundreds of years. And despite the strong, vibrant, and progressive traditions, many independent schools also remain well behind the curve on this vital aspect of children's lives. In this article, the author explores the reasons educators are so "stuck" in such outmoded ways of thinking about sexuality education, and argues that the "new" paradigm they need is rooted in exactly the same fine pedagogical thinking educators in independent education apply to virtually every other subject matter they teach.
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Attitudes, Private Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Grade 4, Grade 5, Prior Learning, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Access to Information, Influence of Technology, Praxis, Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Values Education, Moral Development, Adoption (Ideas)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
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Identifiers - Location: United States