A Queer Sexuality Education: the possibilities and impossibilities of knowing (accepted for publication)

Rudoe, N. 2021. A Queer Sexuality Education: the possibilities and impossibilities of knowing (accepted for publication). in: Queer Studies and Education: An Anthology Oxford University Press.

Chapter titleA Queer Sexuality Education: the possibilities and impossibilities of knowing (accepted for publication)
AuthorsRudoe, N.
Abstract

This chapter examines queer theoretical ideas in relation to English school policy and practice in relationships and sex education. It first analyses the policy context for teaching about sexuality, with the statutory Relationships and Sex Education guidance of 2019 replacing previous guidance dating from 2000. It then uses queer theoretical, sociological and psychological work to explore and unsettle the notion of childhood innocence, and examines uncertainties around knowledge being ‘age appropriate’. It goes on to discuss the broad shift from a sole focus on anti-homophobic education to an approach which seeks to challenge heteronormativity in schools. Finally, it offers up the potential of a queer sexuality education as one which embraces diversity, recognises uncertainty and complexity, and enables wider possibilities for children.

Keywordsrelationships and sex education
schools
sexuality
queer
children
Book titleQueer Studies and Education: An Anthology
Year2021
PublisherOxford University Press

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