Heterosexism and homophobia in Scottish school sex education: exploring the nature of the problem

Buston, K. and Hart, G. (2001) Heterosexism and homophobia in Scottish school sex education: exploring the nature of the problem. Journal of Adolescence, 24(1), pp. 95-109. (doi:10.1006/jado.2000.0366)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jado.2000.0366

Abstract

This paper focuses on instances of heterosexism and homophobia, as well as examples of good practice in sex education, observed in 25 Scottish schools. Possible reasons for why good practice is not more widespread are explored. Qualitative and quantitative data are presented. Various constraints to good practice are identified by teachers, and are discussed in the context of survey data on pupil attitudes towards same-sex sexual relationships, and on teacher confidence in teaching about homosexuality.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Buston, Dr Katie
Authors: Buston, K., and Hart, G.
Subjects:R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Adolescence
ISSN:0140-1971

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