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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2012;16(1):23-31.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2012.16.1.23    Published online January 31, 2012.
A Fact-finding Survey on Sex Education for Early Childhood in Day Care Centers
김춘미1, 남혜경2
1선문대학교
2경원대학교
일개 지역사회 보육시설에서의 유아 성교육 실태조사
김춘미1, 남혜경2
1선문대학교
2경원대학교
Abstract
Objectives
The purpose of this study was to provide basic information to develop sex education programs for children in day care centers.
Methods
The data were collected from 67 day care center teachers, responding to self- report questionnaire, between March 2 and June 30, 2007. The data were analyzed with SPSS/WIN 12.0.
Results
83.5% of teachers believed that sex education for children has to be done by teachers, parents and experts altogether. Many teachers educated children about the origin and delivery process of baby. 41.8% of teachers were found to proceed sex education according to plan. Teachers used diverse coping strategy such as ignoring, scolding, playing a different game, and finding reasons in response to unusual sex-related behaviors of children. Teachers experienced troubles, because they lacked knowledges and teaching materials for sex education.
Conclusion
Therefore, it is necessary to develop child sex education programs, which are systematically designed to contain the appropriate contents such as coping strategies to problematic situation.
Key Words: sex education, early childhood, day care centers for children
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