The Importance Of Sex Education

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Register to read the introduction… Jones explained her method of dealing with sex education in her classroom as being based heavily on “teachable moments.” She used “teachable moments” for the times that were outside of the scheduled units for sex education and for the questions that may have been a little off topic from the prescribed curriculum of growth and development, sexuality, sexual health, and other sexually-transmitted diseases. She added that the “teachable moments” are not only for the students, but for her as well. “I have to keep up with the slang or else they won’t hear me” she said in regards to my question about how she stays “cool” with her students (M. Jones, personal communication, October 12, …show more content…
Ms. Jones also took the time to get her “special consent” from the parents of her students to discuss issues with the students. When I asked her to clarify her “special consent” she said, “I talk to the parents as not only a teacher, but as a parent as well. I want them to know that I wouldn’t tell their children anything that I wouldn’t tell mine” (M. Jones, personal communication, October 12, 2014). She said that she is often approached by students that either don’t want to ask questions aloud in class or that have questions that they are afraid to ask their parents. Ms. Jones noted that the only time she contacts parents is when she thinks their child might be in …show more content…
Jones has very good traits in terms of sexual education. Her awareness of the sexual and social development of adolescents is beneficial to her students. It is common for adults to either approach sexuality in an ambivalent manner or not pay attention to the needs of adolescents and their sexual development because of the way it is perceived in society (Arnett, 2013). Ms. Jones has no ambivalence toward the issue; her goal is to be as open and informative as possible. She admits that sometimes she may be too open in terms of school policy, but she does it because she truly wants to help the students and their families. As previously mentioned, the majority of parents agree with their children being taught sex education in schools which means that Ms. Jones is likely to be considered a great teacher on that fact

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