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Researching the pedagogies of sexualities in South African higher education

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dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T01:17:21Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T01:17:21Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4416
dc.description.abstract The article explores the approaches taken by South African institutions of higher education to the teaching of sexualities and gender. In a national context in which issues of human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, legal reforms around reproductive and sexual rights, and critical discussions around the meanings of culture and sexuality abound, one might expect that tertiary education would introduce young men and women to some of the key global debates on sexualities, democracy and the body. Preliminary research was undertaken to ascertain the extent to which young men and women in higher education has access to such debates, and to explore the range of disciplinary and conceptual approaches taken to "teaching sexualities". The research suggests that questions of sexualities remain largely embedded in segregated disciplines, between which there is minimal communication and where biomedical models of the body dominate all other explorations of sexual and reproductive issues. The researchers conclude that there is much work to be done to create pedagogies of sexualities in higher education in South Africa that are capable of offering young men and women access to the theories, research methodologies, and knowledge needed to tackle questions of sexual and reproductive health and rights at all levels. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject PEDAGOGY en
dc.subject HIGHER EDUCATION en
dc.subject GENDER en
dc.title Researching the pedagogies of sexualities in South African higher education en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 21(4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2009/10 en
dc.ResearchGroup Policy Analysis and Capacity Enhancement en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Sexual Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6191 en
dc.PageNumber 239-252 en
dc.outputnumber 4841 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bennett, J. & Reddy, V. (2009) Researching the pedagogies of sexualities in South African higher education. <i>International Journal of Sexual Health</i>. 21(4):239-252. en
dc.publicationyear 2009 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bennett, J. en
dc.contributor.author2 Reddy, V. en

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