Reflection over the guidelines on sex education in school, 1997

Shui Che Janet FOK, Yee Lai Elaine TUNG-CHEUNG

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Abstract

Recent research findings reveal that youngsters today are getting more sexually active than their predecessors. Based on these findings, a new set of Guidelines on Sex Education in Schools was published 1997. This chapter attempts to make an analysis of the Guidelines. The conclusion is that the Guidelines have broadened the concept of sex education and substantiated the content according to societal needs. However, many problems, especially in the aspect of implementation, are not yet solved. This chapter recommends that the Government should formulate a definite policy in the implementation of the Guidelines and the co-operation among school administrators, teachers, and parents should be secured to ensure that the Guidelines are properly understood and accepted. Research on the effectiveness of sex education program should also be carried out as basis for further revisions of the Guideline. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSchool curriculum change and development in Hong Kong
EditorsYin Cheong CHENG, King Wai CHOW, Kwok Tung TSUI
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Hong Kong Insitute of Education
Pages329-350
ISBN (Print)9629490285
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Citation

Fok, S. C., & Tung-Cheung, Y. L. (2000). Reflection over the guidelines on sex education in school, 1997. In Y. C. Cheng, K. W. Chow, & K. T. Tsui (Eds.), School curriculum change and development in Hong Kong (pp. 329-350). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education.