Listening to the boys again: an exploration of what boys want to learn in sex education classes and how they want to be taught.
Hilton, Gillian (2007) Listening to the boys again: an exploration of what boys want to learn in sex education classes and how they want to be taught. Sex Education, 7 (2). pp. 161-174. ISSN 1468-1811
Full text is not in this repository.
Official URL: http://tinyurl.com/26unoxb
This item is available in the Library Catalogue
This article describes the preferences expressed by 16-year-old and 17-year-old boys when they were asked what they want to learn from sex and relationship education classes and how they want to be taught. Research was carried out in eight secondary schools with boys in year 12. Qualitative responses from questionnaires issued to 307 boys were analysed together with the results from three focus groups carried out in three of the schools. The research found that in most areas boys are not being taught what they want to know. The areas of feelings and emotions, sexuality, sexual techniques, sexually transmitted infections, pornography and the effects of the 'boy culture' are not being addressed sufficiently, or in some cases at all. Boys also called for smaller class groups, and for more active methods of teaching and some of them asked for time away from girls to express themselves without censure. They called for more education at an earlier age and that their desire for a safe, non-critical environment should be met.
|Research Areas:||Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Health and Education > Education|
|Deposited On:||26 Apr 2010 07:10|
|Last Modified:||14 Oct 2013 09:27|
Repository staff only: item control page
Full text downloads (NB count will be zero if no full text documents are attached to the record)
Downloads per month over the past year