Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorPeppard, Judith Louise
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-27T06:44:22Z
dc.date.available2010-07-27T06:44:22Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationPeppard, J.L., 2008. Culture Wars in South Australia: the sex education debates. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 43(3), 499-516.en
dc.identifier.issn0157-6321
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/12912
dc.description.abstractSchool sexuality education has been a component of Australia's successful and internationally recognised HIV/AIDS strategy since the 1980s and has been well accepted in the community. However South Australia is experiencing a re-emergence of opposition to school sexuality education orchestrated by groups associated with the United States-based Christian Right. In this paper I will outline sex education policy developments in Australia and the United States as a framework for discussing the controversy generated around the Sexual Health and Relationships Education (SHARE) program in South Australia in 2003. In doing so I give attention to the similarities between the strategies deployed by the opponents of SHARE and those used to install abstinence-only-until-marriage sex education as a national policy in the United States. I will argue that, rather than a phenomenon indigenous to South Australia, these debates are part of an international movement to progress the political goals of the Christian Right.en
dc.titleCulture Wars in South Australia: the sex education debatesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.rmid2006009722
dc.subject.forgroup1303 Specialist Studies in Educationen
dc.subject.forgroup1605 Policy and Administrationen
dc.rights.licenseIn Copyright


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record