TITLE

PARENTS' OPINIONS AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN THE SCHOOLS

AUTHOR(S)
Mckay, Alexander; Pietrusiak, Mary-anne; Holowaty, Philippa
PUB. DATE
July 1998
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Summer98, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p139
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on parent's opinion and attitude about sexual health education in schools. Previous research has consistently shown that a strong majority of parents in both Canada and the U.S. want sexuality education to be taught in the schools. Survey research also suggests that parents want sexual health education programs to include a wide range of topics, and that schools should begin addressing most of these topics at the elementary level. However, perceptions of parental support for broadly based sexual health education in the schools can be influenced, particularly at the local level, by a number of factors. For example, in a particular community, those who oppose the provision of sexual health education in the schools or who argue that sexual health education should only embody a particular ideological vision of sexual health may be highly vocal and persistent in promoting their point of view, thereby giving the impression that they represent a large proportion of community opinion.
ACCESSION #
1098836

 

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