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Lessons in Love and Understanding

Relationships, Sexuality and Gender in the Classroom
Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781529708936
  • Published By: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Year: 2020
  • Page Count: 216
  • Publication date: October 06, 2020

Price: $36



Sex and gender are delicate and nuanced issues for all of us and can be intimidating topics to teach. This practical, empathetic book aims to dispel some of the uncertainties that many teachers have and empower them to lead inclusive, age-appropriate lessons in primary and secondary schools.

Taking an approach that celebrates the individual identity of all learners, and underpinned by an awareness of the complexity of language around these topics, this book offers a careful evaluation of the 2020 Relationship and Sex Education policy for schools in England, and how schools can offer intelligent, socially responsible, sex education that goes beyond simply meeting statutory requirements.

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Jenni Gates

Jenni Gates is currently working in private practice as an integrative counselling therapist in Devon, UK, as well as offering online counselling internationally. Jenni has many years of experience working with young people and families in schools and education settings, across the UK, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing; she believes education is key to a happier and healthier world.

Scott Buckler

Scott Buckler has been involved in education since the 1990s, fluctuating between primary teaching, secondary teaching (science, computing, psychology), and universities (education, sport, psychology). From teaching research methods across the expanse of education (from the primary years through to doctorates), Scott has been an advocate of high quality research, through facilitating an open mind while maintaining academic integrity.

His research has encompassed many areas, often with the theme of personal and professional growth, through the lens of transpersonal psychology. His PhD thesis was interdisciplinary, combining anthropology and psychology to explore the way that the martial arts lead to personal transformation. Professionally, Scott’s research is predominantly in applied educational psychology, inclusive education, and research methods.

Scott is a Chartered Teacher and Chartered Psychologist.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding the self

Chapter 2: Gender

Chapter 3: Relationships

Chapter 4: Sexuality and sex

Chapter 5: Gender and sexology through the Ages

Chapter 6: Policy, Guidance and Sign Posting for Teachers

Chapter 7: Establishing a safe learning and teaching space

Chapter 8: Ethics, advocacy and who does what



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