Themacforums – What’s the Future of France’s Sex Education Program? The National Sexuality Education Standards: Basic Content and Skills, K-12, are the first-ever advice on the minimal core knowledge and abilities young people should possess each grade level.
According to a 2016 research by the CDC, 41% of the schools assessed currently use the NSES to direct the sex education they implement, which was first published in a special publication of the Journal of School Health in January 2012. The National Sex Education Standards, Core Content and Skills, K–12 were published by FoSE in 2020. (Second Edition).
formulated the National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education, which were accompanied by an article titled “Improving Sexuality Education: The Development of Teacher Preparation Standards” and published in the Journal of School Health in June 2014.
The Teacher Preparation Standards improved the course content offered to physical and health education teacher-candidates at 21 institutions of higher education in 15 states, drawing attention to the significance—and dearth—of pre-service training in sex education.
Several tools, including a Public Education Primer, School Health Primer, a Glossary of Education Terms, and Addressing Sexual Health in Schools: Policy Considerations, have been released to support the implementation of the National Sexuality Education Standards and National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education.
Commissioned the creation and publication of Broadening the Evidence for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Education in the United States in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, which offered a broader perspective on the evidence for sexuality education by incorporating studies on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, gender, and economic inequalities and health.
The publication Building a Foundation for Sexual Health Is a K–12 Initiative: Evidence Underpinning the National Sexuality Education Standards was written by the author in order to show the evidence upon which the National Sexuality Education Standards were based and to aid communities in promoting and supporting thorough sex education.
fought for changes to federal teen pregnancy, sex education, and HIV programmes supported by the Office of Adolescent Health, the Family and Youth Service Bureau, and CDC/DASH through administrative advocacy under the Obama and Trump administrations.
pushed for the establishment of the Sex Education Collaborative in an effort to forge a consensus in favour of a change in the focus of teacher preparation from one that was curriculum-specific to one that was more concerned with enhancing educators’ knowledge and abilities regardless of the curricula or grade taught.