Curriculum for Formal Sex Education (in Ohio)

The paper presents the multi-faceted challenges the local districts are facing in designing school curricula vis a vis access to guidelines, the amount of research expected to be done toward age and community appropriation and also the outcome being extraneous to the graduation requirements.

Altogether these factors result in poor support for decision- makers who are a committee of teachers, parents and less frequently health educators. The fact that they are not barred from teaching religious values often leads to community religious leaders guiding these decisions as well. Overall, the combination of these variables in adapting to a district-wide curriculum is de-standardizing what students learn and when they learn it, with regards to their sexual health.



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