Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Health and Nutrition"
|Titel||Between tradition and modernity : controversy in India about the sex education programme in state-run schools|
|Tijdschrift||Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender|
|Organisatie||KIT - Royal Tropical Institute|
|Onderwerp||Health and Nutrition|
|Trefwoorden||HIV and AIDS, disease prevention and control, education|
|Samenvatting||In 2007, a number of state governments passed orders banning an adolescent sex education programme designed for 15-17 years in all state-run schools. It was devised by the National Education Ministry and the government body responsible for combating the spread of HIV/AIDS – the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO). The immediate provocation was a manual for teachers that allegedly featured offensive illustrations and classroom exercises. Information in the curriculum on contraception and sexually transmitted diseases also provoked anger. One by one, the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Goa – some of the largest Indian states – declared that the course content was unacceptable and banned the programme. To combat the mounting criticism, the Government of India set up a review committee that reviewed the programme and assessed the situation. Committee members travelled to states to visit schools and talk to teachers, young people, parents and NGOs. Another committee reviewed the training materials – the manuals – assessing their content and cultural sensitivity. As of now, a new toolkit is being developed. The findings from these committees will determine the future of this programme in India.|
|Rechten||© 2008 KIT|