STUDENTS PERCEPTION TOWARDS THE TEACHING OF SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS. A RESEARCH PROJECT TOPICS ON GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
The purpose of this study was to determine whether sexuality education should be inculcated into the secondary school curriculum and at what level of study.. The descriptive survey research method was used for the study. A total of five hundred (500) participants were selected through a simple random sampling technique which comprised the sample population. The research instrument used was a self-developed and validated questionnaire. Five (5) research questions and hypotheses were raised and tested in this study. Data analysis was with descriptive statistics of frequency counts, percentages and the inferential statistics chi-Square (X) statistics was used for Hypotheses testing. Results showed that all hypotheses were rejected. Findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between content of sex education, teachers gender, societal norm, religious and cultural belief and age towards the teaching of sexuality education in secondary schools in lagos state. Secondary. It was recommended that school, Government and the society should enlighten the students on the relevance of sexuality education to the complete development of an individual and will also improve their perception on sexuality education as a subject matter. schools and government should ensure that adequate teaching aids which are related to growth and development as this will help in enhancing sexuality education and improve students perception.
Background of the study
Sexuality education begins at home. Parents and caregiver are/and ought to be the primary sexuality educators of their children. Opportunities to discuss sexuality issues with children occur on a daily basic.
According to SIECUS (2009) Sexuality education is a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitude, beliefs and values. it encompasses sexual development, sexual and reproductive health, interpersonal relationship, affection, intimacy, body image and gender roles.