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Measuring the quality of sexuality education implementation at the school level in low- and middle-income countries

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dc.contributor.author Keogh, S.C.
dc.contributor.author Stillman, M.
dc.contributor.author Leong, E.
dc.contributor.author Awusabo-Asare, K.
dc.contributor.author Sidze, E.
dc.contributor.author Monzón, A.S.
dc.contributor.author Motta, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-08T15:23:48Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-08T15:23:48Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/7174
dc.description.abstract Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is a key component of efforts to improve sexual and reproductive outcomes for young people. While many governments have established policies and curricula for CSE, there are no quantitative measures of the quality of their implementation in schools. We describe the construction of a school-level index to measure CSE implementation quality using data from Peru, Guatemala, Kenya and Ghana for validation. The composite index represents seven key components of a successful programme: range of topics, values imparted, teaching methods, teacher training, resources available, monitoring and evaluation, and the school environment. These components are combined into two sub-indices (curriculum content and implementation context), which together provide a summary index of implementation quality. We present scores for the seven components, the two sub-indices and the summary index for each country. Ghana scored highest on the summary index, while Guatemala scored lowest, but country rankings varied within the different components. The paper discusses the implications of the findings for improving school-based CSE in these countries. An assessment of the validity and reliability of the index indicates it can be used in other settings and could be a useful tool for educationalists, researchers and programme implementers to measure CSE implementation quality. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1472-0825
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject Guatemala en_US
dc.subject reliability en_US
dc.subject validity en_US
dc.subject Kenya en_US
dc.subject human en_US
dc.subject human experiment en_US
dc.subject validation process en_US
dc.subject middle income country en_US
dc.subject implementation en_US
dc.subject article en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.subject sexuality en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject teaching en_US
dc.subject monitoring en_US
dc.subject measurement en_US
dc.subject scientist en_US
dc.subject curriculum en_US
dc.subject teacher training en_US
dc.subject index en_US
dc.subject Sexuality education en_US
dc.title Measuring the quality of sexuality education implementation at the school level in low- and middle-income countries en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2019.1625762
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#5.03.00
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#5.00.00

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