Education for the future

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Science  29 Jun 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6396, pp. 1409-1412
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau3877

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  • Gradual, practical, and open education from early age will break taboo.

    Barbara Pietrzak et al. wrote a paper entitled “Education for the future” in Science Letters (1). Nils Ulltveit-Moe expects to promote comprehensive sex education in middle school and break the sexual taboo in India (1). I agree with his idea.

    Given that the sexual relationship is on the extension of human relationship,
    at the same time that we discuss the promotion of sex education at an early age, we must rethink the foundation of establishing self-decision, building human relations, and accepting and respecting others with different backgrounds such as gender, country, culture, and religion. The comprehensive education system is advancing in the Netherlands and Finland.

    In the Netherlands, education starts at an early age around 4 years old. According to a report(2), SLO (Stichting voor Leerplanontwikkeling : The National Curriculum Research Institute in the Netherlands) made a curriculum for human relation and sex education with 9 stages of age(①0~4,②4~6,③6~10,④10~12,⑤12~16,⑥16~17(Late Secondary Education Vocational Training System),⑦16~18(Secondary secondary education college admission system),⑧16~20(Secondary vocational specialized education),⑨18~24(University)) and 4 regions(①Physical development and self image, ②Intimate relationship,③Reproductive/Household formation/contraception, ④Sexuality).In general, 4 years old children begin to learn "relationship between me and others" (3). Children about more than 10 years old watch celebrit...

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