Engaging young people in disrupting silences about their sexual wellbeing
Prof Bruce Johnson
with Assoc Prof Lyn Harrison, Dr Debbie Ollis, Dr Helen Calabretto, Prof Colleen McLaughlin, Ms Jane Flentje
ARC Linkage project 2013–2016
Partner organisations: SHine SA, University of Sussex
Young people are rarely consulted about school-based sexuality education. Adults usually decide what content is covered and how it is taught. This research project aims to give young people a say about what they learn in these programs. Using participatory research methods, new insights will be gained into students’ views about sexuality education, the in-school and out-of-school sources of their sexual information and values, and how they make sense of them. These insights will inform the re-design of school-based sexuality education programs that promote the sexual health of our young people.
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