Academic journal article Family Relations

Now and Forever: The Responsibilities of Sex

Academic journal article Family Relations

Now and Forever: The Responsibilities of Sex

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Leach, Diana, and Mertzluff, Nancy. (1994). Now and Forever: The Responsibilities of Sex. Muncie, IN: Accelerated Development. Teacher's Manual, 114 pp. Paper ISBN 1-55959-065-3, price $13.95. Student Workbook, 252 pp. Paper ISBN 1-55959-064-5, price $22.95.

This is a teacher's manual and student workbook on making responsible sexuality decisions that is appropriate for high school students. The authors express their feelings on this issue and reinforce the idea throughout the books that decisions young people make now regarding their sexual behavior will affect their lives forever. The lessons in the workbook are designed to create a higher level of thinking in students.

The teacher's manual is divided into five sections, with a further division into nine modules. When looking at the table of contents, this reviewer is impressed by the wide scope of the small book's contents. After further investigation, I found that topics such as Maslow's hierarchy, Piaget's stages of cognitive mental development, Erikson's stages of human development, and Kohlberg's stages of moral development all share one page of text. The teacher's manual would be appropriate only as a supplement to a textbook on sexuality. …

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