Sexual Ideology and Schooling: Towards Democratic Sexuality Education / Edition 1

Sexual Ideology and Schooling: Towards Democratic Sexuality Education / Edition 1

by Alexander McKay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791445240

ISBN-13: 9780791445242

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Sexuality education in the schools has become a key battleground in the wider social conflict over the sexual norms of Western culture. In Sexual Ideology and Schooling, Alexander McKay conceptualizes the sexuality debates as a battle between two basic but diametrically opposed belief systems about the nature and purpose of sexuality in human life and…  See more details below

Overview

Sexuality education in the schools has become a key battleground in the wider social conflict over the sexual norms of Western culture. In Sexual Ideology and Schooling, Alexander McKay conceptualizes the sexuality debates as a battle between two basic but diametrically opposed belief systems about the nature and purpose of sexuality in human life and society--Restrictive and Permissive. He outlines the philosophical/moral foundations of a democratic approach to teaching young people about sexuality and persuasively argues that public institutions, including the schools, should base public policy related to sexuality on democratic principles rather than the dictates of sexual ideology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791445242
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.85(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxi
Introduction1
1Sexuality and Sexuality Education: Implications For the Nature of Society13
Introduction13
Sexuality and the Nature of Society14
Sexuality Education25
Conclusion30
2Restrictive and Permissive Sexual Ideologies33
Introduction33
Restrictive Sexual Ideology39
Permissive Sexual Ideology52
Conclusion60
3Sexual Ideology in the Schools63
Introduction63
The Influence of Restrictive Sexual Ideology on Sexuality Education65
The Influence of Permissive Sexual Ideology on Sexuality Education77
The Bare-Bones Approach to Sexuality Education in the Schools88
Conclusion90
4Discovering the Truth about Sexuality93
Introduction93
Can We Discover the Truth about Sexuality?94
Implications for Contemporary Sexuality Education106
Conclusion109
5Sexuality, Moral Pluralism, and the Concept of Liberal Democracy111
Introduction111
Political Liberalism117
Conclusion126
6Sexuality Education: Towards Democracy131
Introduction131
The Meaning of Democratic Education135
Conclusion: Implications for Teaching and Learning146
7A Democratic Approach to Key Issues in Sexuality Education: Sexual Orientation, Gender Equality, and Unwanted Pregnancy/STD Prevention151
Introduction151
Addressing the Issue of Sexual Orientation152
Promoting Gender Equality Through Sexuality Education166
Addressing the Issue of Pregnancy/STD Prevention171
Conclusion177
Conclusion: Sexuality Education and Social Justice181
Bibliography195
Index211

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