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Sexuality, Gender and Schooling: Shifting Agendas in Social Learning

Kehily, Mary (2002). Sexuality, Gender and Schooling: Shifting Agendas in Social Learning. London: Routledge.

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Abstract

The sexuality of young people arouses controversy and remains a source of concern for parents, teachers, policy-makers and politicians. But what young people really think about sexuality and gender and how these issues impact upon their lives is often marginalized or overlooked.

Based upon extensive ethnographic research with young people and teachers, Sexuality, Gender and Schooling offers a telling and insightful account of how young people acquire sexual knowledge and how they enact their understanding of their own gender. It highlights the ways in which young people's constructions of gender and sexuality are formed outside the school curriculum, through engagements with various forms of popular culture - such as teen magazines and television programmes - and through same-sex friendship groups.

Offering a fresh perspective on a subject of perennial interest and concern, Sexuality, Gender and Schooling provides accounts from the inside - some of which may challenge and eclipse current approaches to sexuality education. It has significant implications for policy and practice in Personal, Social and Health Education and is also an excellent introduction to key debates and issues in the study of gender and sexuality.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 0-415-28047-8, 978-0-415-28047-1
Keywords: sex instruction; sex (Psychology); youth; sexual behaviour
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 16309
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 15 May 2009 13:58
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16309
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