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Publication Date

Fall 12-1-2014

Program Name

Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights

Abstract

The enactment of Law 26, 150—Argentina’s national Integral Sexual Education (ESI) program—in 2006 gave all Argentine teachers the opportunity, and the responsibility, to teach sexual education in the classroom. Although it has been eight years since the passing of this national law, it has not been universally implemented, and high school teachers in Greater Buenos Aires have yet to receive training on the new curriculum. Analyzing the opinions and experiences of seven high school teachers in the Greater Buenos Aires area, this study seeks to show the reality of sexual education in the Argentine classroom today through the teacher’s eyes. In discussing how these teachers interpret the law and attempt to carry it out, the difficulties and limitations of the law and its implementation become apparent.

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Education | Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration | Elementary Education and Teaching | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | International and Area Studies | Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching | Latin American Studies

 

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