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Sexuality education in schools

Special issue call for papers from Health Education

‘Health Education’ on sexuality education

Health Education invites authors to submit a paper to a special issue on sexuality education. We hope to elicit papers to explore a variety of research and practice based perspectives on sexuality, gender, identity and human rights related to school-aged children and young people.

The special issue provides the opportunity to report and critically consider findings, experiences and reflections embedded in research and/or practice.  Most of the papers we will publish will report empirical research, but there is also room for some review papers and those which conceptualise and explore theory.

We are open minded about particular topics, but they might include those which empirically examine the following issues:

  • Promoting healthy sexual relationships amongst young people
  • Perspectives from Health Promoting Schools
  • Curriculum development
  • Programme development – design, implementation, effectiveness
  • Emerging issues in sexuality research and their consequence for school based sexuality education
  • Children and young people’s competence related to sexuality
  • Teachers’ attitudes and competences
  • Gender issues
  • Equity, equality, disadvantage, discrimination e.g. in relation to girls, gay children and young people, young people with disabilities
  • Influence of new technologies, social media, social networking

Guest editors

Venka Simovska, Professor, Director
Research Programme on Learning for Care, Sustainability and Health Department Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark
[email protected]

Dr Ros Kane,
Principal Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, UK
[email protected]

Submission procedures and deadlines

  • A structured abstract of 300-350 words outlining the topic and content of paper should be forwarded to the Guest Editor: Venka Simovska ([email protected])
  • Indication of interest and abstract due: 1st October 2013
  • Full paper submission due: 31st December 2013
    All papers will go through double-blind peer review. The papers should comply with the Health Education style guide, available at: (
  • This Special Issue will be published in mid 2014.