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Éducation à la sexualité auprès d’un public à besoin éducatif particulier : l’exemple de la SEGPA

Abstract : In recent years, the French National Education system has put considerable emphasison health education, and notably on sex education, in redefining the missions of itsemployees. However changing policy and establishing new directives is not alwaysenough to generate new actions. This study attempts to improve our understanding ofthe representations and the teaching practices of stakeholders involved in sexeducation, and to identify factors impeding the implementation of sex education in 8thand 9th grade pupils of SEGPA classes, i.e. classes adapted for children with learningdisabilities in middle-schools. Questionnaires and interviews were applied to schoolmedical staff, to members of the direction, and to SEGPA teachers, the sex educationcontents textbooks were analysed, and a questionnaire was applied to more than 2508th and 9th grade pupils of SEGPA classes. Our findings indicate that in spite of pupilexpectations regarding sex education, many factors limit effective implementation ofsex education : the representations that educational staff have of sex education,teaching practices centred on transmitting biophysical information while more or lessneglecting the development of psychosocial competencies, the lack of training in sexeducation, the ineffective or non-implementation of Health and Citizenship EducationCommittees (CESC) in schools, and the reluctance of some educational staff toimplement sex education.
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Jean-Claude Rochigneux. Éducation à la sexualité auprès d’un public à besoin éducatif particulier : l’exemple de la SEGPA. Education. Université Blaise Pascal - Clermont-Ferrand II, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012CLF20029⟩. ⟨tel-02020616⟩

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