Comparison Between Chinese and Danish School-based Sex Education from Gender Aspects
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- Sex education; Gender; China; Denmark
School-based sex education is distributed unequally in different areas, to be specific, more advanced in most western countries while still requires significant development in most eastern countries. Therefore, two randomly selected nations: China and Denmark, are chosen for school-based sex education comparison. The overall sex education situation of the two nations is illustrated, and then comparison from gender-relevant aspects, including gender stereotype and sex roles formation, sex orientation and gender formation, and national gender equality level, is conducted. Through comparison of both current curriculum and course possible outcomes, problems and improvements are identified: Danish school-based sex education shows a lack of gender and sexuality minority references so that students could be influenced by the hetero- and cis- normality in the mainstream society and consequently enhance gender equality; while Chinese school-based sex education itself is governed by hetero- and cis- normal content, therefore, is also deepening the gender gap of the society but with a deeper degree. Furthermore, common problems, including lack of sex-positive education, consent education, and diversity background references, are identified. Overall, Denmark shows a higher level in the completeness of school-based sex education, and the data of the two nations suggested a positive relation between school-based sex education level and national gender equality level. The need for further study on school-based sex education from a gender aspect and the relation between sex education level and gender equality level are also indicated.
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TY - CONF AU - Xinran Yang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/29 TI - Comparison Between Chinese and Danish School-based Sex Education from Gender Aspects BT - Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 261 EP - 266 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211120.048 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211120.048 ID - Yang2021 ER -