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Parental views of morality and sexuality and the implications for South African moral education

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:39:14Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:39:14Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11174
dc.description.abstract Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is prohibited in South Africa. Against legal gains, however, are marked increases in homophobic violence. Schools are deeply implicated in the development of a moral education premised on democracy and sexual equality. This paper sought to examine the ways in which parents situated within diverse social contexts define, regulate and entrench the right to sexual equality, analyzing their implications for moral education in schools. The data were derived through an interview-based study of 17 parents of learners across five secondary schools in two provinces in the country. Hetero-morality was found to be particularly powerful limiting the rights of gays and lesbians. The social and cultural processes through which hetero-morality is upheld reproduce negative outcomes for gays and lesbians. Despite this, the paper finds that parents are capable of engendering support for sexual justice and building alliances with schools to promote a new version of morality. The paper presents further warrant for working with parents in the development of moral education premised upon sexual rights. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP en
dc.subject MORALITY en
dc.subject SEXUALITY en
dc.title Parental views of morality and sexuality and the implications for South African moral education en
dc.type Journal articles - non-HSRC staff en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume 42(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2013/14 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Moral Education en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9904 en
dc.PageNumber 114-128 en
dc.outputnumber 8813 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bhana, D. (2013) Parental views of morality and sexuality and the implications for South African moral education. <i>Journal of Moral Education</i>. 42(1):114-128. en
dc.publicationyear 2013 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bhana, D. en


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