The controversy surrounding teaching morality in the case of sex education
The fact is, almost nobody is happy with sex education.
It is not always easy to place any particular instance of controversy into one of these three categories, but it seems likely that the issue of homosexuality may, at least for some people, fall into type c. In most cases, of course, it is more likely that Downloaded by [University of London] at 08 February homosexuality will be discriminated against.
Importance of sex education
In addition, iv , it should perhaps be the case, as currently in England and Wales, that parents have the right to withdraw their children from school sex education DfE, The significance of this is that discussion about type c controversies are especially likely to inflame the situation rather than inform the participants. For instance, a heterosexual student might gain some idea of what it is like to be homosexual in a society where most people assume you are not, while a homosexual student from an agnostic background might gain some idea of what it might be like to be brought up in a family with strong religious beliefs which include the view that homosexual behaviour is completely unacceptable. Still others would like it to eliminate the tattered vestiges of Victorian sexual morality, so that sex will be more relaxed, and more fun, for their children when they grow up. He personally learned sex education, and he read it in the jurisprudence of wudoo '. The value of equality of the sexes, dignity and respect for all human being must be taught. However, to avoid the use of the words "homosexuals" and "heterosexuals" results in language that is, at best, long-winded and, more seriously, may obfuscate. He explores the precise nature of Muslim objections to sex education, the place of sexuality in the Islamic worldview, the dilemma facing Muslim parents as they decide whether or not to withdraw their children from the sex education provided in state schools, and the dilemma facing liberal policy makers seeking to reconcile the public interest, the wishes of parents with a wide diversity of beliefs and values, and the perceived needs of children.
In short, what should be the values of sex education? Introduction There are few, if any, areas more problematic to deal with in a teaching environment in the school curriculum than that of sexual orientation.
Advantages of sex education
Downloaded by [University of London] at 08 February Helping Students to Explore What it Would be Like to Have a Sexual Orientation Different From Their Own Helping students to explore what it would be like to have a sexual orientation different from their own can be a powerful way of promoting learning. They described it as taboos that should not be addressed because of the shame of modesty and damage to the morality of society. To a very considerable extent, this depends on precisely what is meant by the terms, for example whether "heterosexual" is used to mean "predominantly heterosexual" or "exclusively heterosexual". I go on to examine both the specific aims and possible approaches to teaching about homosexuality and heterosexuality. When teaching contraception, the instructor needs to convey some basic guidelines. Precisely what is needed for an issue to qualify as "controversial" is itself open to some debate. Mac an Ghaill, , It makes us indispensable to add material calculated on the basis of secularism as sex education," Saleh Adelan said in a tweet on his Twitter page. Moral education: from the 20th into the 21st century, Journal of Moral Education, 25, pp. In other words, our sexuality is not entirely a "given"; it is, at least to some extent, something we determine for ourselves. Deep from the fabricated fuss, and asked: Where did they come from this information? It is essential that sexuality programs be taught with values.
He therefore proposes three narratives which provide rich alterna- tives to the current dominant utilitarian-missionary myth. In moralistic presentations the attempt is made a impose a personal point of view in a dogmatic way.
What is sex education
Is the utopian vision of sexual health for everybody an impossible goal, or could the right kind of education achieve it? Early this month, the junior class at Oxbow High School in Bradford, Vt was scheduled to hear a lecture by a representative from Planned Parenthood. According to him, talking about sex is a taboo that university professors avoid discussing with their students, and even the local media are burdened with programs on this thorny issue; in a society known to be conservative, so what about schoolchildren. Precisely what is needed for an issue to qualify as "controversial" is itself open to some debate. Haydon, ; McLaughlin, ? For a start, it apparently makes the implicit assumption that there exist two main states of sexual being—namely, homosexuals and heterosexuals. It is uncommon to be a concert musician and it is uncommon to murder someone. Deep from the fabricated fuss, and asked: Where did they come from this information? At a deeper level it may engender empathy as a student gains a genuine insight and appreciation of what it might be like to live another's life. They described it as taboos that should not be addressed because of the shame of modesty and damage to the morality of society. I then go on to examine how teachers might teach in this area.
He reviews the policy options available and considers how far it is possible to develop an approach to sex education in the common school which is broadly acceptable to all groups, including minorities. If a sex education programme of any sort proves highly devisive or unacceptable to a significant number, it needs amending.
Our ideal, fantasised, teacher of sexual orientation might be someone knowledgeable about developmental psy- chology, sociology and moral philosophy, not to mention epistemology, theology, genetics and endocrinology.
The precise approach is likely to vary depending on the classroom situation e. At the other pole are the increasing numbers of those who argue or presume that homosexuality is perfectly valid and acceptable e.
Against sex education in schools
If a sex education programme of any sort proves highly devisive or unacceptable to a significant number, it needs amending. Reiss by the exclusive use of alternative terms e. Yes, no "scratch of modesty" The former Brotherhood leader Abu Jarrah Soltani commented that he saw no impediment to teaching sex education to children, but not in a "shy way". Teaching in a sensitive area requires a number of skills beyond those expected of routine classroom teaching. In other words, our sexuality is not entirely a "given"; it is, at least to some extent, something we determine for ourselves. Some of her recommendations may be regarded as challenging. Although some believe that sex education is a legitimate method for rationalizing instincts, the subject in Algeria is still classified as "modesty" and "red" , Making his discussion difficult, given the Algerian customs and customs known as "haraam". He attempts to articulate the basic parameters of a democratic philosophy of sexuality education. Moral education: from the 20th into the 21st century, Journal of Moral Education, 25, pp. Many of the politicians in the case found an opportunity to jump on the debate, temper the atmosphere and somewhat support somewhat to ease the pressure on Education Minister Nuria Ben Ghabrit, who this time also did not concede to criticism of her opponents. Perigo, , Catholic Education Service, n. Alex McKay begins by recognising that the passionate debate to which sexuality education in schools is subjected reflects a struggle between restrictive and permiss- ive sexual ideologies. WOOG, D.
Sharon Lamb explores the possible scope of sex education and its relationship with moral education. The tensions of school sex education have led to a number of cases where whole communities have called for the withdrawal of their children from sex education lessons.
It makes us indispensable to add material calculated on the basis of secularism as sex education," Saleh Adelan said in a tweet on his Twitter page.
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