Sex Education in Georgia Analytical Essay by Research Group

Sex Education in Georgia
A policy analysis of sex education in public schools in Georgia.
# 26870 | 4,879 words | 22 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper develops a policy analysis of the change to Code Section 20-2-143 of the Official Code of Georgia annotated relating to sex education in Georgia public schools. This policy analysis is performed in relation to several factors including historical, social, economic, political, and policy evaluation. It examines the problems of the increasing prevalence of both teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers and how attitudes toward school and educational expectations have the strongest influence on the problem of adolescent premarital pregnancy and its resolution.

Historical Analysis
Prior Programs and Policies
Development of Bill 1654
Prior Experience in Dealing with Adolescent Sexual Activity: What Has Been Learned?
Consideration of Bill 1654 in Relation to Prior Experience
Social Analysis
Economic Analysis
Political Analysis
Policy Evaluation
Policy Alternatives

From the Paper:

"Adolescent pregnancies and resulting births are complex problems not only for the mother and child, but for society as a whole. The factors that place adolescents at risk for pregnancy and parenthood are varied. These factors include the sexual behavior of adolescents, the role of self esteem, attitudes toward school, educational expectations of parent and teachers and the adolescents themselves, and access to health care. The inherent problems related to adolescent pregnancies involve personal, physical, interpersonal, social, religious, ethical, and economic issues. The pregnant adolescent is placed at physical, psychological, social, and educational risks. The outcomes of such risks typically are come combination of poor parenting skills and a lifetime in a lower socioeconomic status (Frost & Forrest, 1995)."

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