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OnderzoekUrban and Regional Studies InstitutePopulation Research Centre

Sexuality education in Uganda

Principal researcher

Billie de Haas

Type of research

PhD-project

Supervisor(s)

Prof. dr. Inge Hutter

Prof.dr. Greetje Timmerman

Summary

This research focuses on teachers’ personal beliefs and experiences regarding sexuality and sexuality education and how these play a role in their teaching of sexuality education in secondary school. In-depth interviews and lesson observations were conducted with 40 teachers from 16 secondary schools in Kampala, capital of Uganda. Principles of Grounded Theory are used for analysis. The following papers are being written:

1.       Teachers’ professional beliefs, constructions of youth and the enabling environment in school-based sexuality education in Uganda

2.       Teachers’ cultural beliefs in school-based sexuality education in Uganda

3.       Teachers’ personal experiences and beliefs of receiving sexuality education in school-based sexuality education in Uganda

4.       Teachers’ personal experiences and beliefs of contraceptive use in school-based sexuality education in Uganda

5.       Teachers’ personal experiences and beliefs of sex and abstinence in school-based sexuality education in Uganda

This research uses a participatory approach and is in collaboration with RutgersWPF, a Dutch NGO working internationally on sexuality education.
Last modified:23 February 2015 3.02 p.m.