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Dissertation -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)




The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of sex education instruction by a male, a female, and a male and female team on college students' sexual knowledge and sexual attitudes. The author also attempted to expand the literature in the area of team taught human sexuality course.;The population consisted of students enrolled in three human sexuality classes at Richard Bland College, a two-year liberal arts college. Each student selected a class section without prior knowledge of the male traditionally taught, female traditionally taught, or male/female team taught.;The same textbook, tests, guest speakers, movies, and class discussions were used for each class. Each student in all three classes was asked to give general information about themselves, however the information remained anonymous.;It was hypothesized that (1) after completion of a human sexuality course, students taught by a male/female team, compared to those taught by a single instructor of either gender, would demonstrate more sexual knowledge and (2) after completion of a human sexuality course, students taught by male/female teaching team, compared to those taught by a single instructor, would show more positive sexual attitudes.;After statistically testing the scores using an analysis of covariance, it was concluded that the male/female team taught class did not increase significantly in knowledge or in more positive sexual attitudes.;Further study is needed using other kinds of measures for sexual knowledge and attitudes, using various age groups and subject areas, and in other settings such as four year institutions since this study of junior college students cannot be generalized to other constitutions and students.



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