An investigation of the effectiveness on current sexuality education in Hong Kong mainstream primary school context

Cheuk Yiu WONG

Research output: Other contributionHonours Projects

Abstract

There was a Primary 6 girl suspected of being overstressed by the first experience of the menstrual cycle, and finally committed suicide (The Sun, 2014). This revealed the insufficiency of the seuxality education in Hong Kong primary schools and the importance on the necessity of revising the the Guidelines on Sex Education in Schools. The objective of this research is to investigate the effectiveness of the current sexuality education curriculum, by inviting 30 primary 6 students and 30 general studies teachers to complete the survey. Moreover, the opinion of a senior teacher with abundant sexuality education teaching experiences was adopted in the in-depth individual interview.
After the data collection and analysis, the findings show that students did not receive enough sexuality education, and teachers perceived that the guideline was outdated and could not meet today's primary students’ needs. The discussion and suggestions are included afterwards for improving the future seuxality education curriculum.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Sexuality education
  • Primary school
  • The guidelines on sex education in schools
  • General studies
  • Effectiveness
  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Primary) – General Studies and Mathematics (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B058
  • Course code: TLS4029

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