The Hidden Content of Sexual Education There is no other subject in the whole education system that is as polarized and politically charged as sexual education, with a possible exception of the evolution vs. creation endless debate. The two curricula that lie on the opposite poles of the debate, the abstinence only and the comprehensive sexual education, have firmly entrenched themselves with different approaches to and understanding of sex and sexuality. Both approaches are strongly influenced and informed by external forces, notably politics, religion and public opinion, which have little (if anything) to do with the pedagogical and educational values. As a consequence many moral and social values are ‘imprinted’ on either of the two...The end:
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