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Some shortcomings in the provision of sex education in England

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It is widely accepted that effective education underpins good health and that individuals have a right to be educated so that they understand the risks and health consequences of lifestyle choices. However, the area of children's health and education is a complex one and the issues involved are often controversial.
This volume examines the relationship between children's education and health from an international perspective and explores some of the more problematic legal and policy issues. The authors look at a broad range of often controversial issues such as sex, HIV, drugs, bullying, mental health, etc within both a national and international context. The discussion also raises broader questions concerning religious/moral rights within pluralistic societies and the relationship between authorities, teachers and families. At a time when child health is very much in the spotlight, this study highlights the importance of prevention in healthcare and the role of education in protecting and promoting the rights of the child.

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Meredith, A.P. (2005) Some shortcomings in the provision of sex education in England In, Harris, Neville and Meredith, A.P. (eds.) Children, Education and Health: International Perspectives on Law and Policy. Aldershot, UK, Ashgate pp. 105-128.

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Published date: 2005

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Local EPrints ID: 27893
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/27893
ISBN: 0754643875
PURE UUID: 4694f8c1-f729-4929-9c04-4582fc0c3b67

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Date deposited: 11 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:03

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Author: A.P. Meredith
Editor: Neville Harris
Editor: A.P. Meredith

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