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  1. Towards comprehensive sexuality education: a comparative analysis of the policy environment surrounding school-based sexuality education in Ghana, Peru, Kenya and Guatemala

    The successful implementation of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes in schools depends on the development and implementation of strong policy in support of CSE. This paper offers a comparative analysis of the policy environment governing school-based CSE in four low- and middle-income countries at different stages of programme implementation: Ghana, Peru, Kenya and Guatemala. …

  2. HIV and education: Guaranteeing lessons for all. Research into the provision of relationships and sexual health education in Scotland

    There is now consensus among Scotland's third sector children's rights, women's rights and young people's and equality organisations that RSHP lessons urgently need to be improved. Comprehensive sexuality education is essential for young people to be able to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, to Evidence emonstrates that young gay and bisexual men in Scotland are at higher risk of HIV as a consequence of having poor knowledge about HIV risk. …

  3. International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence-informed approach

    The UN International technical guidance on sexuality education was first published in 2009 as an evidence-informed approach for schools, teachers and health educators.

  4. Resolución ministerial: 139/2011: Programa de educación de la sexualidad con enfoque de género y derechos sexuales en el sistema nacional de educación

    Objetivo general: Promover el desarrollo de un comportamiento sexual sano, pleno y responsable en niñas y niños, adolescentes y jóvenes a partir de la formación y desarrollo de conocimientos, habilidades psicosociales, valores y actitudes que favorezcan los modos de conducta y las relaciones humanas sustentadas en el ejercicio de los derechos sexuales y la igualdad de género.

  5. It's good to teach them, but … they should also know when to apply it: parents’ views and attitudes towards Fiji's Family Life Education curriculum

    A Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum was introduced in Fiji schools in 2010 in response to concern about increasing teenage pregnancies and young people's vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections and other health and social problems. However, conservative and suspicious parental attitudes towards FLE have been an obstacle. The need for an educational programme for parents to complement the FLE curriculum taught in schools is now urgent. This study examines parents' views on the sex and sexuality component of the FLE curriculum. …

  6. International networking for sexuality education: a politically sensitive subject

    In 2007, six countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay) commenced work on a project to harmonise public policy on school sexuality education (SE) and the prevention of HIV. Inter-sectoral management committees for SE involving ministries of education, ministries of health and civil society were established, national policies and work plans were formulated and implemented, and SE/HIV prevention activities were carried out. The strengths and weaknesses of implementation were assessed. …

  7. Relationship Education Programmes: Guide for Schools

    This guide provides introductory information for schools about relationship education programmes. Relationship education supports the vision of The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) so that young people will be confident, connected and lifelong learners. There is evidence that young people who take part in effective relationship education are more likely to make healthy choices and avoid problems in adolescence, including violence.

  8. SRE policy guidance: A step-by-step guide to updating your school sex and relationships education policy

    This Sex Education Forum guidance is designed to support schools in reviewing and updating their policy on sex and relationships education (SRE). It explains the current requirements for SRE based on legislation and provides a step-by-step process for updating a primary or secondary school SRE policy. The third section explores key issues to be addressed in a SRE policy to help ensure good quality provision.

  9. Sexuality education in Australian secondary schools 2010. Results of the 1st national survey of Australian secondary teachers of sexuality education

    The 1st National Survey of Secondary Teachers of Sexuality Education involved nearly 300 secondary school teachers from every jurisdiction in Australia including government, Catholic and independent schools. The key findings are arranged under the themes of teaching workforce, the content of sexuality education, barriers and support, teachers’ views and opinions and school policy requirements.

  10. Sex and relationship education: views from teachers, parents and governors

    Almost 1,500 school leaders, school governors and parents of school-aged children were asked for their views on the current provision of SRE and how the topic should be delivered in future. Key findings. There was a very high level of agreement between parents, school leaders and governors about SRE provision. More than nine out of 10 parents, and approximately eight out of 10 school leaders and governors agreed that it was 'very important' for children to receive information on practising safer sex and always using contraception. …

  11. Impacts of Four Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Education Programs

    In the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, U.S. Congress authorized a scientific evaluation of the Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Education Program. This report presents final results from a multi-year, experimentally-based impact study conducted as part of this evaluation. It focuses on four selected Title V, Section 510 abstinence education programs: (1) My Choice, My Future! in Powhatan, Virginia; (2) ReCapturing the Vision in Miami, Florida; (3) Families United to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (FUPTP) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and (4) Teens in Control in Clarksdale, Mississippi. …

  12. Sexuality education in Europe. A Reference guide to policies and practices

    This sexuality education reference guide aims to systematically and coherently bring together information on sexuality education policies and programmes across Europe. The guide is divided into three broad sections. The first section gives an overview of the situation in Europe, and analyses the similarities and differences that various countries have experienced in delivering sexuality education, the factors hindering and enhancing provision, and evidence for the effectiveness of comprehensive sexuality education. …

  13. ¿Por qué educar para la sexualidad y la construcción de la ciudadanía?

    Portal del sitio web del Programa de Nacional de Educación en Sexualidad y Ciudadanía de Colombia. Descripción general del programa y enlaces a sus objetivos, propuesta, experiencias significativas y antecedentes. También tiene enlaces a documentos de trabajo, el programa en detalle y videos explicativos.

  14. Proyecto educación para la sexualidad y construcción de ciudadanía: hacia una política pública

    Descripción de la experiencia de la Institución Educativa Agroecológico Amazónico Buinaima al participar en el proyecto gubernamental "Educación para la Sexualidad y Construcción de Ciudadanía", que consiste en reformulamiento de la malla curricular para reforzar la educación sexual y convivencia escolar, así como la violencia intrafamiliar. El proyecto implica la aprticipación de docentes, alumnos y apoderados. Se incluyen enlaces a otros documentos con resultados de encuestas realizadas entre los alumnos de primaria y secundaria.

  15. Programa Nacional de Educación para la Sexualidad y Construcción de Ciudadanía. Módulo 1. La dimensión de la sexualidad en la educación de nuestros niños, niñas, adolescentes y jóvenes

    Se presentan los antecedentes en materia de proyectos de educación para la sexualidad en Colombia y su evolución de acuerdo con los avances científicos y las normas constitucionales. A continuación se exponen los principios conceptuales o ejes del Programa: ser humano, educación, género, ciudadanía y sexualidad; para concluir con los conceptos pilares de una educación para la sexualidad y la construcción de ciudadanía. Lo anterior explicado desde el marco de competencias básicas, en especial las científicas y las ciudadanas, con las que comparte la perspectiva de los derechos humanos.

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