Sex, Youth, And Sex Education

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Community and school officials, parents, and educators often stay to the wee hours of the night at PTA meetings arguing about sex education and sexual behavior among young people. While some groups preach abstinence and attempt to sign as many youngsters as possible to their rosters, it remains a fact that 50 percent of U.S. teenagers, beginning at age 15, are sexually active.

Sex, Youth, and Sex Education is a wonderfully crafted resource that gives not only a statistical ...

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Overview

Community and school officials, parents, and educators often stay to the wee hours of the night at PTA meetings arguing about sex education and sexual behavior among young people. While some groups preach abstinence and attempt to sign as many youngsters as possible to their rosters, it remains a fact that 50 percent of U.S. teenagers, beginning at age 15, are sexually active.

Sex, Youth, and Sex Education is a wonderfully crafted resource that gives not only a statistical overview of sexual activity in schools, but also examines sex education, the scourge of sexual violence in schools, and sexuality among selected groups of youngsters. What emerges is a groundbreaking work for educators and students of sociology, psychology, and education. This work brings to light the fascinating—not to mention ubiquitous—world of sexuality among today's youth and its impact on parents, school personnel, policymakers, and society.

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"The author of this book has skillfully condensed a tremendous amount of information into one very usable volume. The work is thoroughly documented, and will provide administrators, teachers, teachers in training, and parents with an excellent overview of the subject . . . This volume is recommended for academic and public libraries."

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Continuing the series of resources for high school and undergraduate students on current social debates, Campos (elementary education, Roosevelt U.) compiles information and views relating to sex education for youth. He discusses the history of sex education in the 20th century, sexual violence against youth, sexual orientation, and youth with disabilities. He also lists organizations, associations, government agencies, and publications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576077764
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/23/2002
  • Series: Contemporary Education Issues Series
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Preface and Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Chronology of Sex Education 47
Ch. 3 A Historical Perspective of Sex Education in the Twentieth Century 59
Ch. 4 Sexual Violence against Youth: Abuse and Harassment 105
Ch. 5 Sexual Orientation: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth 141
Ch. 6 Sex Education and Youth with Disabilities 181
Ch. 7 Organizations, Associations, and Governmental Agencies 205
Ch. 8 Resources and Selected Publications 239
Ch. 9 A Different World 277
App. A U.S. Federal Codes Protecting Youth from Sexual Abuse 291
App. B The Walt Whitman Community School Philosophy 293
Index 295
About the Author 317
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