Reflection over the guidelines on sex education in schools, 1997

Shui Che Janet FOK, Yee Lai Elaine TUNG-CHEUNG

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Abstract

Recent research findings by various organizations reveal that youngsters today are getting more sexually active than their predecessors. Premarital sexual experience and teenage pregnancy are becoming a major problem. Based on these findings, the Guidelines on Sex Education to Schools were published in 1997. This paper has made an analysis of the Guidelines and found that they have indeed broadened the concept of sex education and redesigned the conceptual framework. However a lot of problems especially in the aspect of implementation are not yet resolved. The education system and teachers’ attitude are the major problems hindering the promotion of sex education in Hong Kong. But China’s experience shows that sex education has its significant role to play in a changing society and that there is a possibility to properly implement the sex education curriculum provided that the government and school have the will and the determination. Hong Kong should also overcome these problems and give sex education a proper place in school. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Education
Pages1-11
ISBN (Print)9629490382
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Citation

Fok, S. C., & Tung-Cheung, Y. L. (2000). Reflection over the guidelines on sex education in schools, 1997. In Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century [CD-ROM] (pp. 1-11). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.

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