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A re-assessment of the debate over sex education

Tait, Gordon (1991) A re-assessment of the debate over sex education. In Proceesings of the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Gold Coast, Queensland.

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Abstract

The intention of this paper is to call into question the apparent dichotomy between left and right wing positions concerning the implementation of sex education in Queensland Schools. By adopting a more historicised approach, it is suggested that these positions are part of dual and supplementary strategies which work through specific problematisations associated with youth. Accordingly, the emphasis should be shifted from generalised depictions of the adolescent/youth to more focused accounts, questioning how teaching children to manage their sex became a governmental imperative.

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ID Code: 28930
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Sex Education, Curriculum, Discourse
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1991 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2009 11:39
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:12

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