Pupils' Attitudes Towards Sex Education
Grade Seven Pupils' Attitudes Towards Sex Education: A Case Study of Lomagundi Primary School In Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
This study investigated Grade Seven pupils’ attitudes towards sex education at Lomagundi Primary School in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe.
The fundamental essence of the study was to establish Grade Seven pupils’ attitudes towards the provision of sex education with a view to making informed recommendations to concerned stakeholders.
The study used a case study research design in which three data collecting methodologies were employed.
These were questionnaires, interviews & observation.
A sample of 20(N=20) participants comprising 10 girls & 10 boys was used.
Data from pupils’ questionnaires were presented in tables, frequencies and percentages which were used to report gender-based findings.
Data from interviews & observation were used to supplement questionnaire data which were reported through the narrative method.
Overall, the study established that, Grade Seven pupils had positive attitudes towards the provision of sex education.
The participants reportedly liked the subject, enjoyed learning the subject in mixed classes of boys and girls & talked freely with their teachers about sex related issues.
The study also established that participants liked being taught by resource persons.
Mr Pedzisai Goronga holds a B Ed (Primary) degree and an M Ed (Educational Psychology) both from the University of Zimbabwe.
Currently, he is lecturing in the Department of Educational Foundations at the same university.