International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 71

Full Length Research Paper

The integration of sexuality education in secondary school Biology curriculum for sustainable development: Teachers perception

Iwu R. U.*, Onoja A. I., Ijioma B. C., Ngumah M. O. and Egeruoh A. S.
  Department of Biology, Alvan Ikoku Federal Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. 
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  • Article Number - 0A53B763030
  • Vol.2(4), pp. 62-66, April 2011
  •  Accepted: 07 April 2011
  •  Published: 30 April 2011

Abstract

 

The full participation and integration of adolescent boys and girls in secondary schools require proper management of their sexual and reproductive lives. This can be achieved through education, which remains virtually the only vaccine currently available for warding off risks of sexual infection. Three research questions guided the formulation of 30 item questionnaire. One hundred and two teachers from Owerri, Orlu and Okigwe educational zones of Imo state formed the sample population. The data generated was analyzed using percentage. Research findings support an association between high knowledge and positive attitude to sexuality education. 58.6% had adequate knowledge of the subject matter. However, 55.8% were willing to teach sexuality education while 37.2 and 24.5% indicated that, the possible barrier to the integration of sexuality education into the curriculum were parents and religious leaders respectively. The study recommends that, parents be sensitized on the benefits of sexuality education likewise religious leaders and curriculum planners should prepare a quality and comprehensive programme on sexuality education at the secondary school level.

 

Key words: Sexuality, education, integration, curriculum.

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