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Sexuality education in Dutch high schools

What is the state of sexuality education in Dutch high schools? Jelle Wiering gives insights from his fieldwork.

In this mini-lecture Jelle Wiering reflects on sexuality education in Dutch high schools. He points out the emphasis on open speech, which is based on the assumption that there should be no taboos around sexuality. Jelle will discuss the gender/heteronormative dynamics of this, and the challenges of including diverse religious and cultural groups.

For more information, you can read the following text on Jelle Wiering’s findings on sexuality education in his PhD thesis.

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Answer the following questions:

  • Sexuality education in the Netherlands is thought to be open and without taboos, what are Jelle Wierings observations about how this works out in practice?
  • How does Wiering propose to understand young peoples reluctance to talk about sexuality in the particular setting of a school classroom?

We invite you to share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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