Life skills based sexual and reproductive health education (LSE-SRH): teacher educators’ knowledge concerns
- 1DIET, Balasore, Remuna, Odisha-756019, India
- 2UGCTE, Baripada, Odisha, India
- 3BIET, Gorumahisani, Odisha-757047, India
Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 7, Issue (9), Pages 8-11, September,14 (2018)
Adolescence begins with the unset of sexual and reproductive maturity which brings a different colour and taste into the life of every individual. Life Skills based Sexual and Reproductive Health Education (LSE-SRH) for adolescents has been widely advocated to promote responsible sexuality and reproductive behaviour. Teachers should have deeper understanding of sexual and reproductive behaviour of adolescents and how adolescents can be able to apply life skills like self awareness, empathy, effective communication, interpersonal relationship, creative thinking, critical analysis, problem solving, decision making, coping with emotions and coping with stress etc. to avoid and manage risky sexual and reproductive situations competently is highly essential. Keeping in views to these needs and challenges, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with the co-ordination of School and Mass Education (SME) Department, Odisha, has been imparting training on LSE-SRH for Teacher Educators of Odisha since 2014. The main objective of the programme is capacity development of Teacher Educators to enable enhanced capacity of Teachers’ Training Institutions, pre-service pupil teachers and in-service teachers on LSE-SRH which will make easy and rapid communication of LSE-SRH through teachers’ teaching in the schools.
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