Publication Date: February 25, 2013
While arguments for and against teaching abstinence, the use of contraceptives, and sexual identity are becoming more and more polarized, most people agree that students must learn to navigate an increasingly sexual world. Sex Ed for Caring Schools presents a curriculum that goes beyond the typical health education most students receive today. As part of a critical pedagogy movement that connects education to social justice enterprises, this book and the corresponding online curriculum encourage students to talk, write, and think about the moral and relational issues underlying sex in society today. Addressing the real concerns of today’s teens, this book includes lessons on pornography, prostitution, media objectification, religion, and stereotypes.
Sharon Lamb is a licensed psychologist, and chair and professor in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
"Lamb spells out the larger social and political issues that students need to understand to be sexually literate."
—Lawrence Blum, University of Massachusetts, Boston
“Sex Ed for Caring Schools is uniquely important and encourages thought and exploration."
—Bill Taverner, The Center for Family Life Education