Monday, October 13, 2008

Understanding the Preferred and Actual Sources of Sex Education; and Sexual Attitudes of Adolescent Girls in a Single Sex School: Susan

Susan Penning is a Psychology Honours student at Howard college. Her focus is on the sensitive area of sex education has become more relevant with the introduction of Life Orientation (LO) into the South African schools curriculum. Teachers, parents and government departments have an idea of what needs to be communicated to learners; primarily “sexuality”, HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Most research is framed within a discourse of adolescent sexuality problem resolution and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Descriptive research was conducted in order to understand sexual education so that effective LO curriculum’s can be designed and implemented.


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