"To Establish Habits of Health": Health Education and Advice for Girls - Past, Present and Future
AbstractThis article examines school health textbooks covering almost one hundred and fifty years. The social construction of curriculum in public schools, particularly from the perspective of gender is examined through changes in conventional medical attitudes and beliefs and how sex education and sexuality were regulated for women through notions of moral "purity." Résumé Cet article examine les manuels scolaires de santé à l'école, sur une période couvrant presque cent cinquate ans. La construction sociale du curriculium dans les écoles publiques, particulièrement de la perspective des geres et étudié à traveers les changements dans les attitudes de la médecine conventionnelle et des croyancesasu sujet de la façon dont l'éducation sexuelle et la sexualité étaient réglementées pour les femmes par le biais de la ligne de pensée de la "pureté" morale.
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