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Dent, Lauren; Maloney, Patricia – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
While an overwhelming majority of people in the USA support some form of school-based sexual education, the specific content and context for that instruction varies widely, making it difficult to assess support for particular types of programmes. This is particularly the case for evangelical Christians, about whom there is a lack of scholarly…
Descriptors: Christianity, Parent Attitudes, Sex Education, Sexuality
Children Now, 2020
The 2020 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California is the comprehensive roadmap at the state level to ensure that all children have the necessary supports to reach their full potential. California has an obligation to tear down the structural barriers to all kids, especially kids of color, from growing up healthy, safe, and ready for college, career,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Equal Education, Child Health
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Schwartz, Hadar S. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2015
As American society has become increasingly aware of the plight of sex trafficked American children, attention has shifted from delinquency to victimhood (Mitchell, Finkelhor, & Wolak, 2010) with a corresponding awareness of the trauma that victims endure. This reconceptualization is incomplete without a larger understanding of the…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Early Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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Andersen, Lisa M. F. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
The reasons for peer education's ascendance as a core pedagogy in sex education are as much historical as they are reasonable or ethical. This article traces the history of peer-led sex education from the 1970s to the 1990s against the backdrop of New York City's financial ruin, social unrest, and a public health crisis. Starting with an analysis…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Sex Education, Teaching Methods, School Culture
Children Now, 2021
"The 2021 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California" is the comprehensive state-level roadmap to ensure that all children have the necessary supports to reach their full potential. California has an obligation to end systemic injustices that create barriers to kids of color, as well as kids living in poverty and undocumented kids, from…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Development, Child Health, Minority Group Children
Ayers, Lauren – Online Submission, 2007
When one mother was asked how often she worried about her child's safety, she replied, "Every time she goes out the door." Many parents rely on school abuse prevention programs to teach kids how to stay safe. But what if these programs actually increase the risk of sex crimes that target kids? What happens if parental efforts to safeguard kids…
Descriptors: Clergy, Substance Abuse, Rape, Crime
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Tamrat, Wondwosen; Fetene, Getnet Tizazu – Higher Education Quarterly, 2021
Over the last few decades, the active promotion of or government acquiescence in a surge of private higher education (PHE) has become a common phenomenon globally. This study examines the specific contributions and pitfalls of private higher education institutions (PHEIs) using questionnaires, interviews and documentary analysis as data gathering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Education, Higher Education, Educational Benefits
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Hymowitz, Kay S. – Public Interest, 2003
Discusses the history of the controversy over comprehensive sex education versus abstinence education, focusing on the politics of the issue; support for abstinence education; how abstinence programs appeal to students' emotions; the influence of character education on abstinence education; how abstinence education can change students' decisions…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Character Education, Early Parenthood, Pregnancy
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Weisgram, Erica S. – American Journal of Play, 2019
The author discusses gender differences in children's play and its relation to the programs of "Sesame Street," which for fifty years has sought to enhance children's physical, cognitive, and social development through playful learning. Gender differences in children's play, she asserts, are vast, and she notes that, consequently, boys…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Toys, Gender Differences, Play
Witt, Virginia – Our Children, 2002
To help parents talk with children about sexual health, the Kaiser Family Foundation and National PTA developed a series of free resources for parents (e.g., the booklet "Talking with Kids: A Parent's Guide to Sex Education") to increase parent involvement and communication around sex education. This paper notes the importance of parents…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Parents as Teachers
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Amador-Ruiz, Santiago; Gutierrez, David; Martínez-Vizcaíno, Vicente; Gulías-González, Roberto; Pardo-Guijarro, María J.; Sánchez-López, Mairena – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Motor competence (MC) affects numerous aspects of children's daily life. The aims of this study were to: evaluate MC, provide population-based percentile values for MC; and determine the prevalence of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) in Spanish schoolchildren. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 1562 children aged 4…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychomotor Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Young Children
Children Now, 2020
California has long been on the cutting edge of social and political change. This trendsetting continues today on issues from addressing climate change to supporting immigrant communities to ensuring equal rights for all. But, when reviewing the grades of this year's California Children's Report Card, it is difficult not to ask the question: why…
Descriptors: Well Being, Health Insurance, Child Health, Accountability
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Poonoosamy, Mico – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
This paper uses part of the data from a larger qualitative inquiry in two International Baccalaureate schools, one in Australia and one in an Indian Ocean Island Nation (a pseudonym), to identify the factors and forces that contribute to the sense of self and understanding of and engagement with the notion of international mindedness in two 'third…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Awareness, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Channing, Jill – Education Leadership Review, 2020
Women leaders report facing many systemic inequalities such as unequal family responsibilities, differing and unfair expectations of them as leaders, backbiting from colleagues and subordinates, and a lack of support and encouragement. This qualitative research study's conceptual framework hinges on feminist narrative analysis research, focusing…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Gender Bias, Higher Education, Educational Administration
Vender, Amanda – Rethinking Schools, 2011
"Nintendo Power," "Sports Illustrated for Kids," and a biography of President Obama were on prominent display as the author entered the branch library in Forest Hills, Queens. The librarian looked skeptical when the author asked the librarian if she could leave copies of "IndyKids" newspapers on the free literature table. The branch manager…
Descriptors: Opinions, Public Libraries, Professional Associations, Climate
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