Sex education: challenges and choices

MacKenzie, A., Hedge, N. and Enslin, P. (2017) Sex education: challenges and choices. British Journal of Educational Studies, 65(1), pp. 27-44. (doi:10.1080/00071005.2016.1232363)

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Abstract

Noting public concern about sexual exploitation, abuse and sexualisation, we argue that sex education in the UK needs revision. Choice is a feature of current sex education policy and, acknowledging that choice can be problematic, we defend its place in an approach to sex education premised on informed deliberation, relational autonomy, a particular view of personhood and moral literacy. We argue, however, that choice and the approach outlined must be located in the realities of young people’s lives.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Enslin, Professor Penelope and Hedge, Professor Nicki and Mackenzie, Dr Alison
Authors: MacKenzie, A., Hedge, N., and Enslin, P.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:British Journal of Educational Studies
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0007-1005
ISSN (Online):1467-8527
Published Online:28 September 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Society for Educational Studies
First Published:First published in British Journal of Educational Studies 65(1): 27-44
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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