The importance of entertainment for sexuality education

McKee, Alan (2011) The importance of entertainment for sexuality education. Sex Education : Sexuality, Society and Learning, 12(5), pp. 499-509.

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Researchers in sexuality education have tended to focus on formal schooling. However, young people learn about sexuality from a range of sources, including entertainment media. This is particularly important because young people actively seek out entertainment media. They do so because it gives them the kinds of information they want, in ways that seem relevant to them. This is often not the case for formal schooling, for reasons that may not easily change in the near future. Possibilities exist for sexuality education researchers to form productive relationships with entertainment producers: but only if these are approached with respect for the producers' particular skills, including the ability to give audiences what they want.

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ID Code: 52269
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: entertainment education, entertainment media, erotic information, hidden curriculum
DOI: 10.1080/14681811.2011.627727
ISSN: 1468-1811
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900)
Divisions: Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2012 06:29
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2012 02:06

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