Young People and Sexuality Education

Rethinking Key Debates

by Allen, Louisa, Dr

What would sexuality education look like if young people designed it? Drawing on ground breaking research with youth, this book innovatively re-envisions the possibilities of sexuality education. Utilising student critiques of sexuality programmes it reconfigures key contemporary debates in sexuality education including: Should pleasure be part of the curriculum? Who makes the best educators? Do young people prefer single or mixed gender classes? Should the role of sexuality education be disease and pregnancy prevention? Through young people's rich accounts of learning about sexuality this book conveys their desires, anxieties, frustrations and ambivalences. Addressing a highly contested area of the curriculum, this book aims to shake sexuality education's foundations by offering a conceptually new way of approaching programmes dedicated to social/sexual justice.

  • Palgrave Macmillan; January 2011
  • ISBN: 9780230297630
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  • Title: Young People and Sexuality Education
  • Author: Allen, Louisa, Dr
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

About The Author

LOUISA ALLEN Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her academic interests include critical sexuality education studies, masculinities, femininities and schooling and innovative research methods. She has also published Sexual Subjects: Young People, Sexuality and Schooling.