Sexuality Education

This chapter is concerned with conceptualizing school‐based sexuality education research undertaken around the world in the last 10 years. This conceptualization is guided by two key questions: What kind of sexuality research has predominantly been undertaken in the world in the last 10 years? And, how might it be characterized in terms of where its emphases lie and where it has yet to travel? Unlike a conventional review of research, the chapter does not provide a comprehensive and detailed account of the findings of international studies. Instead, discussion is concerned with the shape of questions and types of interests which have guided research in the field of school‐based sexuality education globally. It is argued that while the international research landscape is rich and diverse, it simultaneously grapples with underpinning questions which are predictable and repetitive. For example, should sexuality education be taught, who should teach it and what should be taught? Despite researchers expending considerable time and effort on these questions, they remain unresolved. The aim of mapping the global landscape of sexuality education in this way, is to ascertain the contemporary limits of exploration in this field and provoke possibilities for thinking and researching it differently.

Source: Online Library, Wiley

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