TITLE

New Brunswick: New sex education curriculum stirs debate

AUTHOR(S)
Betteridge, Glenn
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review;Apr2005, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the controversy raised by the new sex education components of the New Brunswick Department of Education's new health curriculum for grades six, seven, and eight. Introduced in September 2004, the curriculum was developed based on a survey of parents, students, and teachers. It covers sexuality, relationships, and reproductive health, and refers to topics such as homosexuality, birth control, masturbation, sexual pleasure, orgasm, and oral sex. Parents opposed to the curriculum have charged that it will promote a sexually permissive, anything-goes society, and have called for a curriculum that focuses on abstinence based on a model from Texas. Parents have also charged that resources for teachers included links to pornographic Websites. In light of parental concerns, the Minister of Education, Madeleine Dubé, has dropped the list of resources for teachers and has established an advisory committee to review the curriculum materials.
ACCESSION #
16908579

 

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