Sexing the Subject: teachers, pedagogies and sex education

Kehily, Mary Jane (2002). Sexing the Subject: teachers, pedagogies and sex education. Sex Education, 2(3) pp. 215–231.




This article analyses the relationship between sexual biography and pedagogic practice. It is based on life history interviews with sex education practitioners (teachers and a school nurse) that aimed to explore elements of these individuals' sexual biographies, their experiences of learning about sex and their pedagogic practice. The article considers why the sexuality of sex educators may be important, how this manifests itself in school and, finally, some of the implications for policy and practice.

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