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The Sex Education Debates$
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Nancy Kendall

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226922270

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226922294.001.0001

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Sex Education Research and Policies

Sex Education Research and Policies

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(p.11) 2 Sex Education Research and Policies
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The Sex Education Debates
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Nancy Kendall

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226922294.003.0002

This chapter reviews current research on sex education in the United States, and describes the settings and methodology of the present study. This book is informed by two-and-a-half years of ethnographic research conducted between 2004 and 2009 in five states: California, Florida, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and, very briefly until politics closed the door, Maryland. These states represent a breadth of state policy responses to sex education and to federal Abstinence Only Until Marriage education (AOUME) funding and policies.

Keywords:   sex education, policy structures, research settings, research methodology, ethnographic research, AOUME

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