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Event Poster for Authority and Autonomy in Sex Education


Lisa Andersen, Juilliard
Kathleen Elliott, UW–Whitewater
Paula McAvoy, UW–Madison


Nancy Kendall, UW–Madison

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 12:00–1:15 pm
Educational Sciences Room 259, West Johnson Street

During this interactive session, panelists will offer historical, contemporary, and philosophic perspectives on the central question: Should sex education be student-centered? Drawing upon examples of peer education, GSA clubs (original name: Gay-Straight Alliance), and teacher centered approaches, the panel will highlight tensions between adult authority over the curriculum and promoting the development of student autonomy.