"Det handlar om att ta tillvara på elevernas frågor och funderingar"
: pedagogers tankar om sex- och samlevnadsundervisning på högstadiet

  • Cássandra Winther

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    When teens develop their views on sexuality and relationships they need adult support and guidance. This period of a person's life is marked by discovery and exploration. Therefore it is important for young people to gain knowledge and develop understanding that contributes to making healthy decisions. The school plays an important role in efforts to try to give all young people the same opportunities for good sexual health education and is an obvious environment for health promotion. The purpose of this study is to take part of educators experiences of teaching in sex education. Data collection was conducted in the form of six semi-structured interviews with teachers in various subjects and at different secondary schools. The results suggest that there is a common perception that sex - and coexistence education in schools is important and assumed to have positive effects on students sexual health. However, it appears that there are differences in teachers' perceptions of being able to work with sex education in a structured , conscious and creative way. The home and the school are described as two important arenas . Parents seem to have a belief in teachers' skills and the teachers themselves take their mission as educators and guides very seriously.

    Date of Award2014-May-19
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorAnn-Christin Sollerhed (Supervisor), Britten Ekstrand (Supervisor), Åsa Bringsén (Examiner) & Bo Nilsson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Health Promotion and Education

    University credits

    • 30 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Pedagogy (50301)


    • sex education
    • sexual health
    • secondary school
    • teens
    • teachers.

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