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Title: Sex Education and the Responsibility of Schools
Contributor(s): Sims, Margaret  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2008
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Abstract: Few issues create such intense debate as that which surrounds identity/sexuality and children. We prefer to think of children as asexual and needing to be protected from sexual issues. However, we live in a world where children are constantly bombarded with messages about gender and sexuality. There is increasing concern around the use of sexuality in advertising, TV, movies and songs, and the exposure to, and involvement of, children in these forms of cultural life (for example, the Australian research around corporate pedophilia by Rush & La Nauze, 2006). The gender and sexuality messages to which children are exposed have a significant impact on their development.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Directions in Education, 17(17), p. 1-1
Publisher: Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1038-1368
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111404 Reproduction
130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920114 Reproductive System and Disorders
939904 Gender Aspects of Education
920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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