Gender, sexual rights, biography and school: articulations and tensions in teachers' discourse in Argentina

We present the results of a research project in which we analyze the discourses of schoolteachers around sexuality and their response to the online course Comprehensive Sex Education, implemented by the Argentine Ministry of Education. The course was attended by over 3.000 schoolteachers from all over the country during the period 2008-2011. By using qualitative social research techniques, we analyzed the participation of the schoolteachers in the virtual forums of the online course during the 2009 and 2010 editions. We identified the main categories which emerged from the teachers' reflections and biographical stories around the dimensions of gender, sexual rights, the role of schools in sex education, and their view on their own biographical experiences.

Gender; Sexuality; Schoolteachers; Instruction; Sex education


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