Both from the point of view of the experiences of different groups of students, and also with respect to the form that education about sexuality, sex, and relationships should take, education and sexuality raises complex questions and provokes heated—sometimes furious—debate. This four-volume collection offers an authoritative overview of key issues within this rapidly developing field. Under the editorship of Peter Aggleton (editor-in-chief of the international journal, Sex Education), the collection covers a wide range of contemporary issues and concerns, including: the sexualities curriculum; ‘politics and pleasure’; classroom processes and dynamics; sexual and gender diversity in the classroom; gender and sexual violence in schools and colleges; and bullying, victimization and abuse. Special attention is also given to enduring topics, such as the content and context of sexualtiy education; the age at which it should take place; faith and religion; politics and political controversies; and the science and ethics of sexualities education.
With a comprehensive introduction written by Peter Aggleton, alongside section introductions prepared by well known scholars within the field, Education and Sexualities is a key addition to Routledge’s Major Themes in Education series. It is destined to be valued by educationalists and scholars working in related areas as a vital one-stop research tool.
Table of Contents
Education and Sexualities
Edited by Peter Aggleton
with Kerry Robinson, Kath Albury, Louisa Allen, Cristyn Davies, Suzanne Dyson, Roger Ingham, Sharon Lamb, Daniel Marshall, Claire Maxwell, Alan McKee, Mary Lou Rasmussen and Ian Rivers
Peter Aggleton - Education and Sexualities: Editorial Introduction
Volume I – Contexts
Part 1: Childhood, Youth and Sexuality in Education
Kerry Robinson – section introduction
- Nicola Surtees, ‘Teacher Talk about and around Sexuality in Early Childhood Education: Deciphering an Unwritten Code’, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005, 6, 1, 19-29.
- Kerry Robinson and Cristyn Davies, ‘Docile Bodies and Heteronormative Moral Subjects: Constructing the Child and Sexual Knowledge in Schooling’, Sexuality and Culture, 2008, 12, 221-239.
- Mindy Blaise, ‘Kiss and tell: Gendered Narratives and Childhood Sexuality’, Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2010, 35, 1, 1-9
- Emma Renold, ‘'They Won't Let us Play Unless you're Going Out with One of Them': Girls, Boys and Butler's 'Heterosexual Matrix' in the Primary Years’, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006, 27, 4, 489-509.
- Wendy Cumming-Potvin and Wayne Martino, ‘Teaching about Queer Families: Surveillance, Censorship, and the Schooling of Sexualities’, Teaching Education, 2014, 25, 3, 309-333.
Part 2: Sexualities, Education and the Media
Kath Albury – section introduction
- Louisa Allen, ‘Closing Sex Education's Knowledge/Practice Gap: The Reconceptualisation of Young People's Sexual Knowledge’, Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2001, 1, 2, 109-122.
- Pamela Ramlagun, ‘"Don't Call Me Weird, but I Normally Watch Porn" – Girls, Sexuality and Porn’, Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity, 2012, 26, 3, 31–37.
- C. J. Pascoe, ‘Resource and Risk: Youth Sexuality and New Media Use’, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 2011, 8, 1, 5-17.
- Amy Adele Hasinoff, ‘Sexting as Media Production: Rethinking Social Media and Sexuality’, New Media & Society, 2012, 1-17.
- Sara Bragg, ‘‘Having a Real Debate’: Using Media as a Resource in Sex Education’, Sex Education, 2006, 6, 4, 317-331.
Part 3: Classroom Interactions and Processes
Louisa Allen – section introduction
- M. Kehily, ‘Producing Heterosexualities: The School as a Site of Discursive Practices’, in Sexuality, Gender and Schooling: Shifting Agendas in Social Learning (London: RoutledgeFalmer, 2002), pp. 52-72.
- Pam Alldred, Miriam E. David and Pat Smith, ‘Teachers' Views of Teaching Sex Education: Pedagogy and Models of Delivery’, Journal of Educational Enquiry, 2003, 4, 1, 80-96.
- Louisa Allen, ‘‘It's Not who they Are, It's what they are Like': Reconceptualising the 'Best Educator' Debate in Sexuality Education’, Sex Education, 2009, 9, 3, 33-49.
- Lynda Measor, ‘Young People's Views of Sex Education: Gender, Information and Knowledge’, Sex Education, 2004, 4, 2, 153-166.
- Kathleen Quinlivan, ‘Popular Culture as Emotional Provocation: The Material Enactment of Queer Pedagogies in a High School Classroom’, Sex Education, 2012, 12, 5, 511-522.
Part 4: Communication about Sex and Relationships at Home
Suzanne Dyson – section introduction
- Cristyn Davies and Kerry Robinson, ‘Hatching Babies and Stork Deliveries: Risk and Regulation in the Construction of Children’s Sexual Knowledge’, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010, 11, 3, 249-262.
- Nicole Stone, Roger Ingham and Katie Gibbins,’ ‘Where do Babies Come From?’ Barriers to Early Sexuality Communication between Parents and Young Children’, Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2013, 13, 2, 228-240.
- Triece Turnbull, Anna van Wersch and Paul van Schaik, ‘Parents as Educators of Sex and Relationship Education: The Role for Effective Communication in British Families’, Health Education Journal, 2011, 70, 3, 240-248.
- Ellen K. Wilson, Barbara T. Dalberth and Helen P. Koo, ‘"We're the Heroes!": Fathers' Perspectives on Their Role In Protecting Their Preteenage Children from Sexual Risk’, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2010, 42, 2, 117-124.
- Suzanne Dyson and Elizabeth Smith, ‘‘There are Lots of Different Kinds of Normal’: Families and Sex Education – Styles, Approaches and Concerns’, Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2012, 12, 2, 219-229.
Volume II – Approaches
Part 1: Sexualities and Curriculum
Louisa Allen – Section ntroduction
- Daniel Monk, ‘New Guidance/Old Problems: Recent Developments in Sex Education’, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 2001, 23, 3, 271-291.
- Renée DePalma and Elizabeth Atkinson, ‘'No Outsiders': Moving Beyond a Discourse of Tolerance to Challenge Teteronormativity in Primary Schools’, British Educational Research Journal, 2009, 35, 6, 837-855.
- J. Fields, ‘Differences and Divisions: Social Inequality in Sex Education Debates and Policies’, in Risky Lessons: Sex Education and Social Inequality, (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2008), pp. 37-67.
- Mary Louise Rasmussen, ‘Pleasure/Desire, Sexularism and Sexuality Education’, Sex Education, 2012, 12, 4, 469-481.
- L. Allen, M. Rasmussen and K. Quinlivan, 'Introduction: Putting Pleasure Under Pressure’, in Louisa Allen, Mary Lou Rasmussen and Kathleen Quinlivan (eds), The Politics of Pleasure in Sexuality Education: Pleasure Bound (New York: Routledge, 2014), pp. 1-11.
Part 2: Working Positively with Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools
Cristyn Davies – Section Introduction
- Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Lisa Ruzzi, Connie Dimedio and Jeanne Stanley, ‘Is This The Right Elementary School For My Gender Nonconforming Child?’, Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013, 10, 1-2, 29-44.
- Elizabethe C. Payne and Melissa Smith, ‘The Reduction of Stigma in Schools: A New Professional Development Model for Empowering Educators to Support LGBTQ Students’, Journal of LGBT Youth, 2011, 8, 2, 174-200.
- Jennifer C. Ingrey, ‘The Limitations and Possibilities For Teaching Transgender Issues in Education To Preservice Teachers’, in Elizabeth Meyer and Annie Pullen- Sansfaçon (eds), Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth Schools: Families and Communities in Action (New York: Peter Lang, 2014), pp. 97-110.
- Kerry H. Robinson and Tania Ferfolja, 'Playing it Up, Playing it Down, Playing it Safe: Queering Teacher Education', Teaching and Teacher Education, 2008, 24, 4, 846 - 858.
- Cristyn Davies and David McInnes, ‘Speaking Violence: Homophobia and the Production of Injurious Speech in Schooling Cultures’, in Cristyn Davies, Kerry H. Robinson and Sue Saltmarsh (eds), Rethinking School Violence (United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 131-148.
Part 3: Addressing Gender and Sexual Violence in Schools
Claire Maxwell – Section Introduction
- Elizabeth J. Meyer, ‘Gendered Harassment in Secondary Schools: Understanding Teachers' (non) Interventions’, Gender and Education, 2008, 20, 6, 555-570.
- Amanda Keddie, ‘'Some of Those Girls can be Real Drama queens': Issues of Gender, Sexual Harassment and Schooling’, Sex Education, 2009, 9, 1, 1-16.
- Jo Heslop, Jenny Parkes, Francisco Januario, Susan Sabaa, Samwel Oando and Tim Hess, ‘Sexuality, Sexual Norms and Schooling: Choice-Coercion Dilemmas’, in J. Parkes, ed., Gender Violence in Poverty Contexts: the Educational Challenge (London: Routledge, 2014), pp. 218-243.
- Moira Carmody and Georgia Ovenden, ‘Putting Ethical Sex into Practice: Sexual Negotiation, Gender and Citizenship in the Lives of Young Women and Men’, Journal of Youth Studies, 2013, 16, 6, 792-807.
- Claire Maxwell and Peter Aggleton, ‘Preventing Violence against Women and Girls: A ‘Whole-School Approach’’, in J. Ellis and R. K. Thiara (eds), Working with Children and Young People to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons for Policy and Practice (Bristol: The Policy Press, 2014), 103-122.
Part 4: Sexual and Homophobic Bullying in Schools
Ian Rivers – Section Introduction
- V. Paul Poteat, ‘Peer Group Socialization of Homophobic Attitudes and Behavior during Adolescence’, Child Development, 2007, 78, 6, 1830-1842.
- Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, ‘The Social Environment and Suicide Attempts in a Population-Based Sample of LGB Youth’, Pediatrics, 2011, 127, 5, 896-903.
- Stephen T. Russell, Katerina O. Sinclair, V. Paul Poteat and Brian W. Koenig, ‘Adolescent Health and Harassment Based on Discriminatory Bias’, American Journal of Public Health, 2012, 102, 3, 493-495.
- Stephen T. Russell, Joseph Kosciw, Stacey Horn, and Elizabeth Saewyc, ‘Safe Schools Policies for LGBTQ Students’, SRCD Social Policy Report, 2010, 24, 4, 1-17.
- Ian Rivers, 'The Bullying of Sexual Minorities at School: Its Nature and Long-Term Correlates', Educational and Child Psychology, 2001, 18, 1, 32-46.
- D. L. Espelage, S. Low, J. R. Polanin and E. C. Brown, ‘Clinical Trial of Second Step© Middle-School Program: Impact on Aggression & Cictimization’, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology (in press, published online January 2015).
Volume III – Controversies 1
Part 1: Intended and Unintended Effects of Sex Education
Roger Ingham – Section Introduction
- Michelle Fine, ‘Sexuality, Schooling and Adolescent Females: The Missing Discourse of Desire’, Harvard Educational Review, 1988, 58, 1, 29-53.1
- Michelle Fine and Sara I. McClelland, ‘Sexuality Education and Desire: Still Missing after all these Years’, Harvard Educational Review, 2006, 76, 3, 297-338.
- Rebecca M. Ferguson, Ine Vanwesenbeeck, and Trudie Knijn, ‘A Matter of Facts … and More: An Exploratory Study of the Content of Sexuality Education in The Netherlands’, Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2008, 8, 1, 93-106.
- Leslie M. Kantor, Lori Rolleri, and Katherine Kolios, ‘Doug Kirby’s Contribution to the Field of Sex Education’, Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2014, 14, 5, 473-480.
- Roger Ingham, ‘‘We Didn’t Cover that at School’: Education against Pleasure or Education for Pleasure?’, Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2005, 5, 4, pp.375-388.
Part 2: Education, Sexualities and Religion
Mary Lou Rasmussen – Section Introduction
- Janice M. Irvine, ‘Doing It with Words: Discourse and the Sex Education Culture Wars’, Critical Inquiry, 2000, 27, 58-76.
- Nancy Lesko, ‘Feeling Abstinent? Feeling Comprehensive? Touching the Affects of Sexuality Curricula’, Sex Education, 2010, 10, 3, 281-297.
- J. M. Halstead and M. J. Reiss, ‘Religious Values’, in Values in Sex Education: From Principles to Practice (London: Routledge, 2003), pp. 86-106.
- Nataša Bijelić, ‘Sex Education in Croatia Tensions between Secular and Religious Discourses’, European Journal of Women's Studies, 2008, 15, 4, 329-343.
- Debra W. Haffner, ‘Dearly Beloved: Sexuality Education in Faith Communities’, American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2011, 6, 1, 1-6.
- Fida Sanjakdar, ‘Educating for Sexual Difference? Muslim Teachers' Conversations about Homosexuality’, Sex Education, 2013, 13, 1, 16-29.
- Heather Shipley, ‘Religious and Sexual Orientation Intersections in Education and Media: A Canadian Perspective’, Sexualities, 2014, 17, 5-6, 512-528.
Part 3: Sex Education ‘Wars’ in the USA and Beyond
Sharon Lamb – Section Introduction
- Jeffrey P. Moran, ‘The Triumph of Sexual Liberalism?’, in Teaching Sex: The Shaping of Adolescence in the 20th Century (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000), pp. 194-216.
- Nancy Kendall, ‘Sexuality Education in an Abstinence-Only Era: A Comparative Case Study of Two U.S. States’, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 2008, 5, 2, 23-44.
- Jessica Fields, ‘Sexuality Education in the United States: Shared Cultural Ideas across a Political Divide’, Sociology Compass, 2012, 6, 1, 1-14.
- Sharon Lamb, ‘Just the Facts? The Separation of Sex Education from Moral Education’, Educational Theory, 2013, 63, 5, 443-460.
- David Archard, ‘How Should We Teach Sex?’, Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2000, 32, 3, 437- 449.
Volume IV – Controversies 2
Part 1: Pornography and Pleasures in the Classroom
Alan McKee – Section Introduction
- Mary Ann Watson and Randyl D. Smith, ‘Positive Porn: Educational, Medical and Clinical Uses’, American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2012, 7, 2, 122-145.
- Kath Albury, ‘Porn and Sex Education, Porn as Sex Education’, Porn Studies, 2014, 1, 1-2, 172-181.
- Clarissa Smith, 'Pleasure and Distance: Exploring Sexual Cultures in the Classroom', Sexualities, 2009, 12, 5, 568-585.
- Katrina Kubicek, William J. Beyer, George Weiss, Ellen Iverson and Michele D. Kipke, 'In the Dark: Young Men's Stories of Sexual Initiation in the Absence of Relevant Sexual Health Information', Health Education & Behavior, 2010, 37, 2, 243-263.
Part 2: Queer Theory, Sexuality, Gender and Youth
Daniel Marshall – Section Introduction
- Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, 'How to Bring Your Kids up Gay', Social Text, 1991, 29, 18-27.
- Elspeth Probyn, ' Suspended Beginnings: Of Childhood and Nostalgia', GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 1995, 2, 4, 439-465.
- Deborah P. Britzman, 'Is There A Queer Pedagogy? Or, Stop Reading Straight', Educational Theory, 1995, 45, 2, 151-165.
- Angus Gordon, 'Turning Back: Adolescence, Narrative, and Queer Theory', GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 1999, 5, 1, 1-24.
- Susan Talburt, 'Intelligibility and Narrating Queer Youth', in Mary Louise Rasmussen, Eric Rofes and Susan Talburt (eds), Youth and Sexualities: Pleasure, Subversion and Insubordination In and Out of Schools (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), pp. 17-39.
Education and Sexualities: The Next Generation
Michael J. Reiss