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Young people's experiences of sexuality education New Zealand Family Planning

Contributor(s): New Zealand Family Planning.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : New Zealand Family Planning, 2019Description: electronic document (13 pages) ; PDF file.Subject(s): ADOLESCENTS | CHILDREN | SCHOOLS | SEXUALITY EDUCATION | SURVEYS | YOUNG PEOPLE | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Read media release Summary: In October 2018, we conducted an online survey to gather information about young people's experiences of relationship and sexuality education in school. More than 1100 young people responded to the survey. Most of the young people (83 per cent) identified as female. Eighty per cent of respondents were New Zealand European and 20 per cent were Māori, with respondents able to choose multiple ethnicities. Over 40 per cent were aged 16 or 17 years. The report contains four recommendations: 1. Relationship and sexuality education should be taught by highly committed, well-trained teachers who regularly engage with health education professional development in this area of the curriculum. Professional development in relationship and sexuality education should be resources, accessible to teachers and current. 2. Quality relationship and sexuality education should be guided by Sexuality Education: A guide for Principals, Boards of Trustees and Teachers (MOE, 2015). It will include learning in sexual health, reproduction, gender and sexual diversity, identity, relationships, consent, as well as contemporary issues (such as pornography). Quality sexuality education will centralise identities and relationships. 3. All schools should formally timetable relationship and sexuality education from years 1-13 for at least 12-15 hours per year level, per year. 4. School policies and processes should explicitly reflect inclusion of LGBTQI+. Takataapui, Fa'afafine and other sexually and gender diverse students, staff and whānau. (From the media release). Record #6229
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In October 2018, we conducted an online survey to gather information about young people's experiences of relationship and sexuality education in school. More than 1100 young people responded to the survey.

Most of the young people (83 per cent) identified as female. Eighty per cent of respondents were New Zealand European and 20 per cent were Māori, with respondents able to choose multiple ethnicities. Over 40 per cent were aged 16 or 17 years.

The report contains four recommendations:
1. Relationship and sexuality education should be taught by highly committed, well-trained teachers who regularly engage with health education professional development in this area of the curriculum. Professional development in relationship and sexuality education should be resources, accessible to teachers and current.

2. Quality relationship and sexuality education should be guided by Sexuality Education: A guide for Principals, Boards of Trustees and Teachers (MOE, 2015). It will include learning in sexual health, reproduction, gender and sexual diversity, identity, relationships, consent, as well as contemporary issues (such as pornography). Quality sexuality education will centralise identities and relationships.

3. All schools should formally timetable relationship and sexuality education from years 1-13 for at least 12-15 hours per year level, per year.

4. School policies and processes should explicitly reflect inclusion of LGBTQI+. Takataapui, Fa'afafine and other sexually and gender diverse students, staff and whānau. (From the media release). Record #6229

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