have regular contact with such children (e.g., teachers, relatives). Although the term hyperac- tivity is used in the title, the authors quickly re- define it as attention . Sex education in its broadest sense involves the teaching of attitudes resource book for yourself and your adolescent is an excellent practice. A one-size-fits-all approach to sex education cannot function in a globalised world, In the introduction to your book you write that 'to Émile Durkheim, sex could.
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That tells you volumes. This begs another question related to globalisation: But those two are hounds, Jovanno. And there's no shame in not having done it. I think that comes down to disagreements about childhood sexuality itself.
The preface by an American Sex Educator whose name was Lester Kirkendall underscores the real take-away message: At the end of the day, most historians are pretty rugged empiricists.
So am I. I understand the impulse to distort Sweden, I understand the politics and the history of it. Because of this thing we call globalisation. Sweden itself has become a radically immigrant society. Today there are about ten million people in Sweden, and we think that one million of them were born in another country.
If we hold on to this myth of Sweden, we miss the absolutely critical recent developments. Is it the case that sex education has led to smaller numbers of teenagers having babies, etc.?
There was a really interesting study done in of the three countries in Europe with the lowest rate of teenage pregnancy and—at the time, this may have changed—they were Sweden, Switzerland and Italy. And the authors of this study pointed out that these three countries had radically different approaches to sex education. The sex education in Italy was horrible, by any standards, it was about two hours a year, and they surveyed kids and half of them think you can get AIDS from a toilet seat.
But the teenage pregnancy rate was incredibly low which obviously shows sex education is not the relevant variable here.
The very question is essentially an American one because historically, and I would argue right into the present, the major goal of sex education has been to prevent negative consequences. Namely, teen pregnancy and STDs.
First of all: That is just a different orientation. But I think this is the disappointing part for many Western liberals. If you compare these two views—sex education for warding off evil and promoting good—the first view plays a lot better in the Developing World than the second view. The second view is totally alien. So when international organisations, like the WHO and the International Population Conference in Cairo in , start to move towards this view—that sex education should help each individual determine their own sexuality, including sexual pleasure—a lot of countries in the world find that anathema.
Specifically, the idea that an adolescent individual should choose their own sexual behaviour. That is, be careful: The most fascinating part of my book for me was following Swedes to Latin America and to Tunisia and all kinds of other places promoting their point of view. This is so like what Victorian Missionaries were doing and now the way many people in the Developing World feel about homosexuality is directly because of Victorian, European values bought to them with colonialism.
Obviously there are enormous double standards which we could find in almost any culture. What Goldberg does in this book is explain how this is, through a number of different controversial questions: That is, people on each side of the question can now have much more in common with somebody on the other side of the planet than on the other side of the street.
Because of the rapid movement of ideas and peoples across the globe, if you want to stop Sex Education or if you want to promote it, you can now have an ally in another country, with whom you can share information and strategies. This begs another question related to globalisation: We want to respect and celebrate, even venerate, cultural differences and group cultures, but at the same time we want our values on questions like sex to be primary or even—to use your term—hegemonic.
Parents, Teens and the Culture of Sex. It points to a fundamental difference in the way these two groups approach the question of teenage sexuality. To most Americans it is a danger zone. Adolescents are very loth to communicate with their parents about it precisely because it is so charged and the communications themselves are deeply charged, and very negative. This guy sitting next to me saw the book had condoms on the cover and he saw what the subject was and we started talking.
What Schalet finds in Holland is that this is not the case. The book is called Not Under My Roof because the larger point is that, in Holland, people want it under their roof.
That promotes much more communication and I think, ironically in a way, much tighter families and much stronger—to use a loaded term—family values precisely because the issue is less charged and more openly discussed. The thing about the American model is: Why would he? The teenagers are going to have to be completely surreptitious about who they are and what they do. We all react to them and negotiate them in different ways. The effects are enormous.
I should tell you—to use a very personal story—they were for me. My Mum was a family planning educator and when I was about sixteen years old she showed up with big bags of condoms that she bought home from the office.
This is in about or so, a long time ago. But I think all of us have to resist the impulse to think that what worked for us will be and should be normative for somebody in another part of the country or in another part of the world.
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