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Rose, India D.; Friedman, Daniela B. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
Sex education takes place in a wide range of contexts including through the media. Media use among young men who have sex with men is high and gender identity and sexual orientation are topics often integrated into today's media. Little is known about young men who have sex with men's perceptions of how the media frames messages about gender…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, African Americans, Males
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Elliott, Kathleen O. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2016
This paper examines the work of a gay-straight alliance and the ways in which members use elements of queer theory to understand their own and others' identities, both to make sense of their experiences and to support their activist efforts. The analysis identifies queer perspectives on gender and sexual identity as useful tools for supporting…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Social Theories, Identification (Psychology), Sexuality
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Higham, Leanne – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
Building on work on sexual harassment in schools, this article continues one of the threads from the first Schooling and Sexualities conference held, in 1995. In so doing, it offers a contemporary account of a teacher's sexual harassment by one of her students, through a sexually violent comment posted about her on the Rate My Teacher website.…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Teacher Student Relationship, Web Sites, Power Structure
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Msibi, Thabo – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
Framed using queer theory and intersectionality theory, this paper unpacks the various ways in which Black South African male teachers who engage in same-sex relations negotiate and manage their identities in a context deeply riddled by the history of apartheid. Eight male teachers were interviewed using a life history methodology. Consistent with…
Descriptors: Blacks, Males, Homosexuality, Self Concept
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Miller, S. J.; Mayo, Cris; Lugg, Catherine A. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
This paper examines the current state of law and policy in relation to US transgender youth and their lived experiences. We approach this from different disciplinary backgrounds, identities, and ways of writing terms related to gender identity. We begin with an examination of the current legal climate in the USA and explore how students have…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Public Policy
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McGlashan, Hayley; Fitzpatrick, Katie – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
The nature of sex/ualities, genders and schooling has changed considerably over the last 20 years, with global political, social and cultural shifts bringing the lives of queer youth to the fore. Trans youth are now more visible and various kinds of support groups in schools (such as diversity support groups, queer groups and gay-straight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Goodrich, Kristopher; Barnard, Janalee – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
For more than two decades, there has been a concerted effort in Albuquerque Public School District (APS) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA to educate adults about LGBTQ students and the need for advocacy so that these students have the same access to education as other students in a safe and respectful environment. Populations within the district…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Public Schools, School Districts, Homosexuality
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Cense, Marianne – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
The complexity of young people's strategic negotiation of sexual agency constitutes a challenge for professionals working in the area of sexuality education. This paper explores how comprehensive sexuality education can support young people to develop sexual agency in all its forms: embodied, bonded, narrative and moral. A first step is to base…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Identification (Psychology), Social Influences
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Murray, Virginia – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2016
Recent research shows that young people list media entertainment as one of the sources where they find information about what they really want to know about sex and what is not taught through the school curriculum--namely, relationships and eroticism. This paper addresses the potential role that may be played by small independent alternative…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Sex Education, Films, Mass Media Role
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Jones, Tiffany; Smith, Elizabeth; Ward, Roz; Dixon, Jennifer; Hillier, Lynne; Mitchell, Anne – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2016
Over the last decade, there has been an increase in global and local policy protections on the basis of gender identity and expression in education and a recent spate of coverage of transgender students on Australian television and news media. This paper explores the school experiences of Australian transgender and gender diverse students, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Interviews, Online Surveys
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Dinkins, Elizabeth G.; Englert, Patrick – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2015
This paper uses a case study approach to examine how the heteronormative nature of one middle school setting and classroom environment shapes the climate of safety, support and learning for LGBTQ students when they are engaged in studying a novel with a gay character. Heteronormative environments inform and shape positioning of and by students and…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Case Studies
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Ey, Lesley-Anne – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2016
There has been much concern about the perceived increase in sexualised media and its potential impact on children's well-being and development. This phenomenon was examined in a four-phase study focusing, specifically on music media. Phase 1 investigated the prevalence of sexualised music media broadcast on Australian free-to-air television in…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Music, Popular Culture, Sex Role
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Thianthai, Chulanee – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
This article explores how Thai culture, gender and age influence sex education in Thailand, and how online sources and social media have emerged as an alternative source of sex education among young people. Qualitative data was gathered by means of in-depth interviews and focus group discussions from 99 young people aged 15-24 years of various…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Gender Differences
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Kolenz, Kristen A.; Branfman, Jonathan – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
This paper describes and analyses the 'feminist pedagogy of laughter' deployed in an original sex education presentation for college students, entitled Sexual Pleasure, Health, and Safety (SPHS). This work seeks to advance scholarship on liberatory education and humour in education by emphasising how we can use laughter to casually and joyfully…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Teaching Methods, Feminism, College Students
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Saville Young, Lisa; Moodley, Dale; Macleod, Catriona Ida – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
Within the growing body of literature on sexuality education in South Africa, researchers have highlighted how teachers may face, or themselves be, barriers to the implementation of rights-based comprehensive sexuality education. Important issues with regard to educators are: firstly, the social and discursive space within which educators are…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Foreign Countries, Females, Sexuality
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