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Adam Brett – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
There is an important and broad range of existing literature exploring the experiences of lesbian and gay teachers. However, most of this literature adopts a deficit model whereby openly lesbian and gay teachers are viewed as likely to experience personal and professional difficulty. This article offers a more nuanced, and sometimes positive,…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Minority Group Teachers, Barriers, Secondary School Teachers
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Peter Kisaakye; Patricia Ndugga; Elizabeth Kwagala; Martin Kayitale Mbonye; Fred Ngabirano; Stephen Ojiambo Wandera – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
Parent-child communication concerning sexual and reproductive health (SRH) has significant potential to reduce children's risky sexual behaviour. Despite these benefits, few parents communicate with their children about SRH issues in Uganda. Using multi-stage stratified sampling in a cross-sectional survey, we estimated the prevalence and…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Foreign Countries, Birth
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Iraklis Grigoropoulos – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
This exploratory cross-sectional study aimed to identify whether specific sociodemographic and attitudinal characteristics could predict educators' comfort working with sexuality minority people and willingness to take action in their own school or classrooms to help children and sexuality and gender minority parents feel accepted and welcome. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, LGBTQ People, Social Bias, Early Childhood Teachers
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Jeffrey L. Hurst; Laura Widman; Julia Brasileiro; Anne J. Maheux; Reina Evans-Paulson; Sophia Choukas-Bradley – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
While most parents support their adolescents receiving school-based sex education, there is variability in which sex education topics receive the most support from parents. Conservative political orientation and greater religiosity have been independently associated with parents' lack of support for school-based sex education; however, no studies…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Political Attitudes, Sex Education, Religious Factors
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Christy Mady; Jessica R. El-Khoury – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
This paper investigates the potential that mediated text can have on expanding Lebanese young people's notions and understandings of sexuality beyond their personal boundaries and the immediate local context to uncover the portrayal of these notions within a global mediated space. It specifically seeks to examine the intersection between Lebanese…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Sexuality
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E. Sandra Byers; Alexa El-Khoury; Heather A. Sears – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
Many mothers do not communicate with their adolescent about sexual health topics due to perceived barriers. Our goal in this study was to shed light on the activities mothers engage in to prepare for sexual health discussions with their young adolescents. We also examined the extent to which mothers' past sexual communication behaviour and…
Descriptors: Mothers, Early Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Sex Education
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Sara Planting-Bergloo; Auli Arvola Orlander – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
This study was conducted among a group of Swedish teachers and a class of 14-15-year-old students and explored pornography education as part of secondary school sexuality education. Data were generated using mixed methods including teacher-researcher meetings, participant observation in class, student interviews, and teacher evaluation meetings,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Pornography, Learner Engagement
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Hannah Margaret Ruth Hayes; Kellie Burns; Suzanne Egan – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
While consent forms part of the Health, Wellbeing and Relationships strand of the New South Wales (NSW) Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) curriculum in Australia, it is not consistently or effectively delivered within schools. The recent e-campaign, "Teach Us Consent" in NSW, drew attention to the alarmingly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Single Sex Schools, Catholic Schools, Secondary School Students
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Kate Bowen-Viner; Debbie Watson; Jon Symonds – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
Menstruation and menstrual stigma have recently attracted the attention of education policymakers in England. In 2019, the Department for Education (DfE) published new guidance on delivering relationships, sex and health education that included teaching about menstrual wellbeing and in 2020 made menstrual products freely available in all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Physiology, Gender Bias
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Yuri Akizuki; Shoko Kusunoki; Eri Maeda – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
This study aimed to assess the fertility knowledge of Japanese education undergraduates who plan to become schoolteachers and examine related factors. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted with 252 first-year education undergraduates at a Japanese university. The Cardiff Fertility Knowledge Scale (CFKS) was used to measure fertility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences, Sex Education
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Silvia López-Alvarado; Jessica Castillo-Nuñez; Ana Cevallos-Neira; Nancy Arpi-Becerra; Elena Jerves-Hermida – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
Teenage pregnancy is a phenomenon that causes concern due to its consequences. In this context, sex education has been considered as a good means of prevention. However, while teenage pregnancy prevails, sex education perspectives from the voices of teenage fathers and mothers remain under-explored. This qualitative study aimed at exploring sex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Early Parenthood, Pregnancy
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Jacqueline Hendriks; Katrina Marson; Jennifer Walsh; Tasha Lawton; Hanna Saltis; Sharyn Burns – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
Despite significant evidence worldwide that parents support school-based delivery of relationships and sexuality education (RSE), Australian data has generally lacked larger, nationally representative samples. Furthermore, misguided perceptions of parental attitudes are known to impact delivery. In response, online survey data were collected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Parent Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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Damien W. Riggs; Roz Bellamy; Jeremy Wiggins – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
Sexuality and relationship education (SRE) for trans young people is fraught with ongoing institutional and informational erasure, even as trans young people display considerable agency in navigating their SRE needs. This paper reports on a survey of 112 Australian trans young people, who shared their experiences of SRE (in terms of delivery and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Sex Education, Sexual Identity
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Ya'ara Gil-Glazer – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
Despite the much-touted 'sexual revolution', during the 1960s-70s, at the time most Western education systems avoided sex education. This article identifies contradictory discourses about sex as manifested in two distinct cultural expressions that co-occurred in those years in the UK. The first represented mainstream social conservatism - in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Instructional Films, Television Viewing
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Olessya Zhuravleva; Janet Helmer – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2024
Living in a conservative and traditional society, Kazakhstani people are generally reluctant to openly discuss sex education with their children. However, issues such as family violence, teenage pregnancy and high rates of STIs demonstrate the need to implement good-quality school-based sex education. Access to sex education is the inherent right…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Sex Education
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