The discussion around sexual education in schools has been building steam. The recent curriculum changes and requirements in Ontario, Canada have garnered alot of attention and concern from parents of various backgrounds.
While many Islamic schools struggle with incorporating a sexual-education curriculum in their school at all, the questions that come to mind are; what is sexual education? why is it important? what aspects of sexual education are appropriate at what age?
In this webinar, Muslim educator, Dylan Chown presents his experience in developing and implementing a sexual education program in an Islamic school in Australia.
This exploration of the outcomes, limitations and lessons learned, offers educators in Islamic schools access to valuable insights for their own contexts.
This case study:
- Examines processes for developing a successful program
- Foregrounds a ‘strength based approach’ rather than a ‘risk based approach’
- Emphasizes modesty and not shame
- Views sexual education as a vehicle for personal empowerment and thus purpose (ma’rifa)
- Recommends a whole community approach to sexual education
Key questions answered in this webinar:
- Who owns this part of the curriculum?
- How do I find appropriate resources?