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A practical example of sex education program for people with moderate disability in mental development

Dijana Kožar (2012) A practical example of sex education program for people with moderate disability in mental development. Diploma thesis.

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    Diploma paper discusses the question of sexuality in individuals suffering from moderate disability in mental development. In the theoretical part it describes the general characteristics of individuals with mental disabilities; in addition it represents the characteristics of their sexuality and gives some attention to various perspectives of this issue in different time periods. Afterwards it focuses on special education and training program and on its basis it represents the implementation of sex education in practice – here it gives emphasis on the contribution of professional workers as well as parents, as it realizes that the coordination of both is vital for the efficient implementation of the program. Furthermore, it also presents the most frequent mistakes in teaching sex education and suggests different teaching methods, among which the experience-based approach is prevalent. It also gives a great deal of attention to the use of visual material and to the explanation of important topics, useful to discuss in sex education program. The empirical part represents the action research and the sex education program as its result; the program was carried out at the Special Education Centre Janez Levec (Zavod Janeza Levca), Department of Education and Training in Jarše, with the group of 5 adolescents. It was established that the workshops carried out are following the content prescribed in the special education and training program and that group work is the appropriate teaching form when teaching sex education to the individuals with moderate and severe disabilities in mental development. The following working methods which had been applied have also proven efficient: lecture - supplemented with demonstration and visual material, explanation, discussion, role playing, solving of working material.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: mental disability, sexuality of individuals with mental disabilities, sex education, teaching methods, special education and training program
    Number of Pages: 111
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Mitja KrajnčanMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9214793)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 770
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 08:52
    Last Modified: 11 May 2012 08:52
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/770

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