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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sex education with genuinely Filipino values

The normally anti-Catholic and anticlerical-dominated Definitely Filipino blog posted this piece a few days ago:

A Definitely Filipino Alternative to Government-backed and West-inspired ‘Sex Education’
By Mark Lian

It seems to me not highly prob­a­ble that a gov­ern­ment-backed and a West-in­spired ‘sex ed­u­ca­tion’ can en­sure an in­te­grated vi­sion of hu­man sex­u­al­ity. Con­sid­er­ing the pur­ported sci­en­tific ap­proach in ‘sex ed­u­ca­tion’ and the plu­ral­is­tic so­ci­ety we are be­com­ing to be, one may be lead to think that only a re­duc­tion­ist ap­proach to ‘sex ed­u­ca­tion’ is pos­si­ble in pub­lic schools.

To en­sure a more in­te­grated hu­man sex­u­al­ity ed­u­ca­tion, then, the gov­ern­ment should be the last in­sti­tu­tion to be in­volved. Hu­man Sex­u­al­ity ed­u­ca­tion must be em­bed­ded in an ed­u­ca­tion (out­side-of-the-class­room ed­u­ca­tion) about FRIEND­SHIP and HU­MAN LOVE, hu­man re­la­tion­ships of which the pri­mary ed­u­ca­tors of chil­dren are their par­ents and the whole fam­ily, an ed­u­ca­tion that is well ad­justed to our fam­ily-cen­tered val­ues as a peo­ple...


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