Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Schools to teach sex ed through Catholic lens?

About 500 people gathered outside Queen’s Park Feb. 24, many with signs in hand,
voicing concerns about Ontario’s revised sexual education curriculum which was
unveiled slightly more than 24 hours earlier.
OTTAWA - Ontario Catholic authorities believe Catholic teaching is protected in the province’s new sex education curriculum, though pro-family groups don’t share in that optimism.

The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO) and groups representing Catholic school board educators say they are confident they can teach the new curriculum, released Feb. 23, through a Catholic lens.

The new curriculum will, among other topics, introduce potential online dangers, as well as same-sex marriage, in Grades 1 through 3, “sexting” to students beginning in Grade 4, progressing to learning about risky sexual behaviours in later years.

“While Catholic schools have a responsibility to follow the curriculum set out by the Ministry of Education, they have always sought to do so in a way that conveys, respects and models Catholic Christian principles to our students,” said Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins, president of ACBO, in a Feb. 23 statement. “They will continue this tradition.

“A group of Catholic educators will produce resources that support Catholic teachers so that the new curriculum is implemented in a way that is consistent with our Catholic teachings and appropriate within the context of a Catholic classroom.”  (more...)

Schools to teach sex ed through Catholic lens?

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