TITLE

Elementary School Level Sex Education

AUTHOR(S)
Quinn, Jane M.
PUB. DATE
January 1977
SOURCE
Education Digest;Jan1977, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on an educational program, which is being implemented in a District of Columbia elementary school, where family living and sex education are offered to all K-6 children. The program has four major components. The goal of the first step, planning, is to organize program content so students learn what is appropriate in each grade. This usually involves meetings with classroom teachers, special teachers, the school nurse, and other school and community health personnel. The second step is meeting with parents. They are invited by letter to a meeting to learn about the program, discuss their concerns, and preview the films their children will see. The third step, instruction, is in the classroom with boys and girls together for most sessions, emphasizing that we are talking about a natural function which can be taught in the students' regular setting. Classroom teachers are involved as much as they wish. Some teachers request only consultation. Some want audiovisual aids and written materials while others prefer that a resource person be involved in all or part of the actual instruction. In the program, fourth-graders learn about physical and emotional changes of puberty.
ACCESSION #
18659766

 

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