Education Psychology


Affective-sexual education has always been a controversial issue where it seems that nobody agrees when to delegate or take responsibility for this task. According to The Report Sexpol (Sexological Information Magazine, No 26, January-February 1999), 68% of adults in our country believes that the responsibility for childhood sexual principally the need to take / as parents. Only 10% believe that this task should be delegated to the / os teachers and 11.5%, to professionals. According to this estimate seems obvious to think that the majority of the population believe that the parents are prepared to educate their children sexually, however, the analysis of reality tells us something else. Initial 68%, 53% think that the best way to broach the subject is responding only to what is asked, while a small but significant 19% estimated to be teachers who address the issue in class. We agree that fathers and mothers should be the first and most binding references in the early years of the child, but we must ask ourselves the following questions if you want to be faithful to reality: – Did the parents are sufficiently prepared / as how to undertake this task along the whole evolution of the child? "For the particular role they play can they establish a true and sincere relationship of trust with their children for them to discuss their questions, fears and experiences? – Are open to embarrassing questions teens? – Will ask all? And those more quiet and shy, do you dare to ask their elders?, Did that mean they know everything? Do you dare to answer all your questions? – How to address the sexual queries raised?, Will they be sincere or will be mediated responses because the questions of the children can refer to their own attitudes, fears, intentions, tendencies and inclinations sex?. "If the questions are very specific know" give the right answer?, What if they do not know the answer?, Do you advise any specialists or documented serious?. These questions lead us to reflect on who we are educators, what role we have in store in this task of sex education, if we are sufficiently prepared, personally and professionally to address this issue, what we should be clear and beyond … what training we have in this regard. Both fathers and mothers as the rest of educators in general need to be trained correctly in order to become effective educators. However, there appears to be an academic gap and a pending issue in the formation of our sexuality. Much of the information received is reduced to talks at schools for parents, schools for coexistence, television … Most of our sex education, at least more explicit, is given to us through the media, mainly TV shows, particularly entertainment and reallity show, which provide visual basically biased information about different aspects of sexuality, although this applies mainly to emphasize the morbidity through reports, skechs, videos, lectures, clinics, … about the pros and biological aspect of sexuality in general. It seems therefore evident attempt to sort and prioritize the formation and maturation of the sexual dimension of educators by providing comprehensive information resources to be able to go when they need advice, referral to any person or papers on specific issues requiring their intervention .