Risky lessons sex education and social inequality rutgers series in childhood studies jessica fields on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers curricula in us public schools are often the focus of heated debate and few subjects spark more controversy than sex education while conservatives argue that sexual abstinence should be the only message. Risky lessons demonstrates that sex education is so much more than teaching and learning about human reproduction biology contraception or abstinence jessica fields makes an argument that the way we teach or do not teach sex and sexuality inevitably makes evident our assumptions about power gender roles race and class. Risky lessons sex education and social inequality responsibility jessica fields teachers whose everyday experiences of sex education are seldom as clear cut as either side of the debate suggestsrisky lessons brings readers inside three north carolina middle schools to show how students and teachers support and subvert the official . Risky lessons is the first to examine not only the debates but also how sex education policy is translated into district wide cuirricula and implemented or not in the classroom fields unflinchingly critical feminist perspective combined with her determination to advocate for social and sexual justice in sex education makes for a . Jessica fields risky lessons sex education and social inequality provides important new insights into how sex education policies affect and fail to affect students in public and private schools in the united states despite continuing and heated national state and local debates concerning official sex education policies our knowledge of what happens inside of sex education
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