In today’s modern society, sex education is seen as one of the seven plagues of Egypt. Let’s face reality, kids as young as 10 years old are having sex. According to the public health data, the chlamydia rate among teenagers have sky rocked by 80 per cent in the past two decades. Is this the result of ignorance or the lack of knowledge? In the article “The Sex Ed Revolution: a portrait of the powerful political bloc that’s waging war on Queen’s Park” by Nicholas Hune-Brown, published in Toronto Life magazine on September, 3, 2015 parents are opposed to the new sex education curriculum for various reasons. Religious and cultural beliefs plays a major part, while others believe the information will lead their kids to experiment. Children are
The famous line from the classic 2000’s film Mean Girls, “Don 't have sex, because you will get pregnant and die!” mirrors the current state of sex education in America. Right now, only 24 US states mandate sex education, and the majority are abstinence only, as opposed to a comprehensive program. There are critical differences between comprehensive and abstinence-only sex education. Comprehensive sex ed provides age appropriate information about abstinence, contraceptives, reproductive choice, various sexualities, relationships and puberty. All is information is to be scientifically based and medically accurate. Meanwhile, abstinence only sex ed solely stresses the idea that sexual abstinence is the only way to completely avoid unwanted pregnancy
In Tweet Like an Egyptian, Kevin Clarke discussed how the internet have promoted a new way of communication and how it has positively influenced many people around the world. An internet-generated power is now on the rise and the society looks forward to its positive results. In the I’m so Totally, Digitally, Close to You that was authored by Clive Thompson, the advantages and disadvantages of using Facebook and other social media are discussed, and it was claimed that social media is beneficial for the creation and maintenance of relationships. The article In What College Mean to the Other America written by Mike Rose reflected on the fact that there are marginalized groups in the United States and that the government should act in support of their needs for better and accessible education. The educational Sex Ed by Anna Quindlen was a discussion on the need for sex education among teenagers and the involvement of the parents in the education of
Emma Elliott, a writer for the Concerned Women for America organization, compiled a pamphlet in 2005 in support of an abstinence-only based sexual education system. Elliott establishes her argument in a unique countering organization. She presents a popular claim about sexual education and then refutes it with a reason supporting abstinence. In general, she includes eight mainstream beliefs. The first one is rather general where she refutes that “Abstinence education doesn't work”, and she continues to say that is does and backs up her argument with multiple studies, such as the program “Best Friends” caused 80% less possibility of sexual activity. (Elliott). The second claim is that abstinence leads to teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted
Education has always been an important tool that everyone seeks to better their lives in the future. Many see positive effects of schooling, one of which, students become more educated than they previously were. Education has an environment where students are encouraged to be tutored, socially interactive, and express extracurricular activities. Though many schools do have these aspects, these are not the only things that make up schools. One of which that many forget that crucially affect students is the class environment.
Druckerman, Pamela. “The New York Times: Talking to Kids about Sex.” The Opinion Pages. Today’s Paper. Web. 10. Dec. 2014.
Liberal Feminism approaches equal opportunities in terms of ‘equal means the same’ (Byrne cited in Acker, 1994) and argued that ‘separate educational provisions for girls has usually meant inferior facilities and restricted features. Thus they demanded for the co-educational schools, where both sexes get equal opportunities to develop their
Summary: I have explained in this presentation the importance of sex education in reducing the rates of unwanted pregnancies among the adolescents. Secondly, sex education has been argued to contribute significantly to the reduction of the spread of HIV and AIDS among the adolescents. The third point that I have presented is that abortion levels have declined as a result of sex education targeting the adolescents in schools. Finally, I have argued that sex education results in fewer teenage pregnancies when compared to settings with no such education.
Thesis Statement: Research has shown that comprehensive sexual education is the best way to educate and help teenagers about topics like sex, sexuality, gender and much more, unlike other biased and inaccurate methods like abstinence-only education.
Poverty, religions and tradition are the main causes of gender inequality in education. In most of the undeveloped countries, there are lots of families thinking that a female is not as valuable to them comparing to a male because they believe that after the female get married they will not gain anything because the female
One of the biggest drawbacks to single gender education is the lack of direct evidence that it boosts achievement. Single gender schools try to focus on the students on their strengths along
There are four general theoretical perspectives (Slavin, 1995) that have guided research on co-operative learning, namely, (a) motivational, (b) social cohesion, (c) cognitive-developmental and (d) cognitive-elaboration.
My educational journey has been an experience I will remember. I have attended school in three different countries, Antigua, St. Thomas, and New York. A diverse educational experience has allowed me to interact with many different cultures and confront many of the different topics we discussed in class. At that time however, I was not fully aware of the implications of certain situation but after many readings I can now fully understand many of the experiences I encountered in my journey. All the information I have learned in this class however will bring all my experience together where I can make much more sense of it than I could when I was younger.
Co-ed schools versus single-sex schools: which will provide a better learning experience for students? The debate over whether or not the genders should be separated in the classroom still stands today. In a society where both men and women have to work together harmoniously, a co-ed education initially seems to be the more viable option since it prepares students for real-world experiences. Although every student has different learning styles, a student would, however, ultimately benefit from the tailored curriculum and comfort of a single-sex educational environment.
Sex is an essential aspect of human life. It is a natural phenomenon and without applying it the cycle of the human being cannot move ahead or cannot assume. Sex as being such an important part of our life, it is necessary for all to move detail knowledge and information about sex education. Regarding sex education everyone has their one perception. But, what exactly sex education is? Sex education is the process of developing in young people’s skill so that they can have a clear idea and can make their own choice based on the knowledge they have gained about the sex. Sex education is the process of obtaining information and forming attitudes and intimacy.