A critical analysis of UNESCO's International Technical Guidance on school-based education for puberty and sexuality

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Title A critical analysis of UNESCO's International Technical Guidance on school-based education for puberty and sexuality
Author Goldman, Juliette
Journal Name Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning
Editor Professor Michael Reiss
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Preparing children and adolescents for sexual safety and reproductive responsibility lies at the heart and purpose of puberty/sexuality education. The document of International Technical Guidance released by UNESCO in December 2009 aims to provide an evidence-based and rights-based platform offering children and adolescents vital knowledge about relationships, sexuality, reproduction and HIV/AIDS, within a structured teaching and learning process in the compulsory school years. The document, targeted at education and health sector decision-makers and professionals, includes evidence and expert advice on the importance of sexuality education, its implementation in schools, its age-appropriate topics, useful resources, and steps for key stakeholders. This study investigates and analyses the International Technical Guidance for its relevant, appropriate and contemporaneous educational response to the challenges of young people’s sexual and reproductive health and protection, and its potential impact on Australian curricula at a time of national review.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2011.609051
Volume 12
Issue Number 2
Page from 199
Page to 218
ISSN 1468-1811
Date Accessioned 2011-02-05
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject PRE2009-Sociology of Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/43643
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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