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Risky lessons : sex education and social inequality

Author: Jessica Fields
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008.
Series: Rutgers series in childhood studies.
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Curricula in U.S. public schools are often the focus of heated debate, and few subjects spark more controversy than sex education. While conservatives argue that sexual abstinence should be the only message, liberals counter that an approach that provides comprehensive instruction and helps young people avoid sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy is necessary. Caught in the middle are the students and teachers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Fields
ISBN: 9780813543345 0813543347 9780813543352 0813543355
OCLC Number: 173480486
Description: xi, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Asking more of sex education --
Differences and divisions: Social inequality in sex education debates and policies --
The prophylactic of talk: Sex educations's competing lessons on sexual communication --
Natural and ideological: Depicting bodies in sex education --
Embattled knowledge: Curiosity and understanding in sex education --
Conclusion: Policy, practice, and sexuality education.
Series Title: Rutgers series in childhood studies.
Responsibility: Jessica Fields.
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Curricula in US public schools are often the focus of heated debate, and few subjects spark more controversy than sex education. This book brings readers inside three North Carolina middle schools to  Read more...

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"Topical, important, interesting, and accessible, Fields's book will appeal to a wide audience of sociologists and educators." - Christine L. Williams, University of Texas at Austin"

 
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