Sex Education in Schools
Read pages 371 – 373 in your text.
People have vastly different opinions on the role and responsibility of schools to provide sex education. Teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are real problems facing our adolescent population. In some cases, the decision to engage in a sexual relationship is a life or death decision.
Coon, D., Mitterer, J.O., & Martini, T. (2019). Introduction to psychology: Gateways to mind and behavior (15th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.
For this week’s main post, answer the following questions. Be sure to include factual, properly cited information in your post.
To what extent should the schools be responsible for teaching sex education? To what extent should sex education be left to parents? Who should handle education about STDs?
Please respect opinions that differ from yours. You may disagree, but your reasons need to be clearly stated and respectful, not judgmental or demeaning.
- Your initial post (your response to the topic) must contain a citation. It is your ideas supported by research. Please refer to the APA Power Point in the Start Here section of the classroom for information on proper formatting. There will be a deduction of 20 points for failure to cite a source within your initial post and to provide a reference at the end of your initial post.
- Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and each response must be a minimum of 150 words. Please double-check your word count. Only posts that meet the word count requirements receive credit.
- Post your word count at the end of each post. There will be a 5 point deduction for each failure to provide a word count.
- Please address fellow students and professor by name. There will be a 5 point deduction for each failure to address by name.
- Please use spell-check and proper grammar. Points will be deducted for each spelling and grammatical error up to 10 points for each post.