An Impossible Practice? Implications for Future Sexuality Education

  • Louisa Allen


A central theme of this book has been the importance of foregrounding and exploring young people’s perspectives in relation to key debates within sexuality education. The purpose of collecting these views is to ‘re-imagine’ sexuality education based on young people’s ideas. This undertaking is not simply about including ‘student voice’, but providing the raw materials upon which programmes are developed. In this final chapter, I address contentions around the utility of basing sexuality education predominantly on young people’s views. This discussion engages with the argument that it is neither desirable nor responsible to allow sexuality education to be determined by young people’s needs and interests (Wight, 1999).


Focus Group Young People Sexuality Education Dominant Discourse Hegemonic Masculinity 
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© Louisa Allen 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Louisa Allen
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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of AucklandNew Zealand

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