Celebrating Sex and Relationships Education
Subtitle: Past, present and future - Proceedings of the Sex Education Forum 21st Birthday Conference
Edited by Anna Martinez
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The conference proceedings for 'Celebrating Sex and Relationships Education: Past, Present and Future' present a review of the changes in sex and relationships education (SRE) in England over the last 21 years, discuss the current policy context and set out a vision for the future.
The Sex Education Forum's 21st Birthday Conference, organised by NCB, was held in London on 23 October 2008. The event will be remembered in history for the landmark announcement from the Minister of State for Schools and Learners that the government intends to make PSHE, which includes SRE, statutory.
The papers presented at the conference cover a broad range of SRE issues, including: from moral panic to statutory PSHE a history of SRE campaigning what works: international evidence characteristics of effective SRE a normative approach to SRE young people and pornography exploring SRE in a multi-faith society building bridges between parents and schools involving young people in SRE working creatively with vulnerable young people the future for SRE.
Anna Martinez has been the Coordinator of the Sex Education Forum (SEF) since 2003. Anna has an MSc in Health Promotion Sciences from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and is a qualified sexual health trainer. Before joining SEF Anna worked for a local Teenage Pregnancy team specialising in professional training in SRE. Anna has also worked for UNAIDS on HIV prevention. In 2008 Anna represented SEF on the External Steering Group for the review of SRE in schools. She is also a member of the NICE Programme Development Group for PSHE guidance. Anna Martinez has authored a variety of SRE resources for NCB.
Douglas Kirby, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at ETR Associates. For over 30 years, he has directed state-wide or nation-wide studies of adolescent sexual behaviour, abstinence-only programmes, sex and STD/HIV education programmes, school-based clinics, school condom-availability programmes and youth development programmes in the US. He co-authored research on the Reducing the Risk, Safer Choices and Draw the Line curricula, all of which significantly reduced unprotected sex, either by delaying sex, reducing the number of partners, increasing condom use or by increasing contraceptive use. He has summarised the effects of programmes designed to reduce adolescent sexual risk and has published these summaries in such widely recognised volumes as Emerging Answers 2007. In these reviews, he has identified important common characteristics of effective sex education and STD/HIV education programmes.
Sex Education Forum
Support Staff in Schools
Laying the Foundations
Assessment, Evaluation and Sex and Relationships Education
Let's get it right
Addressing Inclusion and Inequalities through PSHE and Citizenship
Taking Care of Education
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