Teachers’ and pupils’ perceptions of sex education in Taiwan and England : a comparative study
Liang, Chung-Hsuan (2010) Teachers’ and pupils’ perceptions of sex education in Taiwan and England : a comparative study. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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This is a study of teachers’ and pupils’ perceptions regarding sex education in
two countries, Taiwan and England. It is a mixed method comparative study of four
schools, two in each country. Interviews, focus groups and surveys were undertaken
in these schools during the 2007/08 academic year. There were approximately 2100
participants - all year eight pupils (aged between 12 and 14) and volunteering
It was found that sex education was taught within all four participating schools
and was consistently recognised as a valuable part of the curriculum.
Two distinct approaches to sex education were found in the two countries.
Perceptions of sex education were consistent across both schools in Taiwan and a key
reason for this was that sex education had developed through a top-down
policy. There was more variation between the two schools in England reflecting more
The strengths and weaknesses of these two approaches are discussed along with
the influence of stakeholders such as policy makers and governors/
coordinators. Biographic factors such as age and gender are also explored. The two
phenomena (consistent and variable sex education) uncovered in this study are further
explored within a descriptive model.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Sex instruction -- Taiwan, Sex instruction -- Great Britain|
|Official Date:||May 2010|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Institute of Education|
|Supervisor(s)/Advisor:||Lang, Peter ; Hammond, Michael, 1956-|
|Extent:||xiii, 338 leaves : ill.|
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