A Sexuality Education Discourses Framework: Conservative, Liberal, Critical and Post-modern.

Tiffany Jones

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    Abstract

    Sexuality education debates are layered with discourses based on markedly different constructions of sexuality. Rather than seeing these discourses as purely oppositional, this article frames them as complex and varied. It provides a new framework for understanding sexuality education which differentiates 28 discourses by orientation to education, whether conservative, liberal, critical, or postmodern. Their key assumptions, school-based approaches, sexuality frameworks, authorities, and methods are detailed. The article argues the value of considering multiple approaches and postmodern perspectives. This framework provides an introduction to sexuality education for those new to it and a fresh (re)conceptualisation of the field for other readers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)133-175
    Number of pages43
    JournalAmerican Journal of Sexuality Education
    Volume6
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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