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Bridging the Gap: Sex Education in Quebec’s English Secondary Schools


Bridging the Gap: Sex Education in Quebec’s English Secondary Schools

Joyce, Kylie (2015) Bridging the Gap: Sex Education in Quebec’s English Secondary Schools. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The purpose of this study was to describe and evaluate Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) sex education program from the perspective of teachers in Quebec’s English language high schools. Six teachers from four different schools and three different school boards were interviewed. The teachers spoke about incidents that involved sex education, teenage sexual activity and sexuality related matters that have taken place throughout their careers. The results suggest that there is a definite gap between what MELS expects with regards to sex education and classroom actualities. In particular, the teachers who participated felt that they were ill prepared to teach sex education as they had received little to no training. Furthermore, some were unaware of MELS’ expectations.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Joyce, Kylie
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Educational Studies
Date:March 2015
Thesis Supervisor(s):Cleghorn, Ailie
ID Code:979845
Deposited By: KYLIE JOYCE
Deposited On:09 Jul 2015 14:00
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:50


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