ERIC Number: EJ1150887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Moving Past Assumptions: Recognizing Parents as Allies in Promoting the Sexual Literacies of Adolescents through a University-Community Collaboration
Horn, Stacey S.; Peter, Christina R.; Tasker, Timothy B.; Sullivan, Shannon L.
Community Literacy Journal, v8 n1 p71-90 Fall 2013
This article recounts how a university-community collaborative challenged prevailing assumptions about parents as barriers to the provision of gender and sexuality information to their children, allowing for the recognition of parents as critical stakeholders and partners in sexual literacy work with youth. We provide evidence that parents' support for inclusive sexuality education uniquely situates them to educate and advocate for young people around these issues, and in so doing we hope to disrupt the rhetoric that casts parents in the United States as solely gatekeepers when it comes to young people's access to information about the broad spectrum of human sexuality.
Descriptors: Parent Role, Sex Education, Gender Issues, Sexuality, School Community Programs, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Puberty, Pregnancy, Contraception, Safety, Advisory Committees, Financial Support, Parent Attitudes, Parent Surveys
Community Literacy Journal. Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse, DePaul University, 802 West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Tel: 906-370-0206; Web site: http://communityliteracy.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois