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    Adolescence education. Physical aspect. Module one.

    UNESCO. Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

    Bangkok, Thailand, Unesco Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, 1991. [2], 100 p. (Population Education Programme Service)

    The UNESCO training manual for secondary school teachers or other family life educators is a revised version of Adolescent Education. This volume is Module 1, Physical Aspects. The other modules comprising the package are Module 2, Social Aspects; Module 3, Sex Roles; and Module 4, Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Materials are based on the Population Education Clearing House collection, and have been adapted for use in Asian and Pacific areas, even though attitudes vary widely among countries. Physical aspects deals with male and female reproductive systems, including physical, emotional, and psychological changes that occur during puberty and the physiological processes of human conception. The 1st chapter is concerned with providing a conceptual framework for understanding the adolescent education program and a short bibliography. The Module is comprised of 7 lessons and each may have a set of objectives, time required, materials needed, procedure, comments and considerations, information sheet, and suggested activities. Lesson 1.1 deals with the female reproductive system and external genitalia and male reproductive system and bullbourethral glands and penis. Lesson 1.2 is concerned with ovulation and menstruation. Lessons 1.3 is on the physical, emotional, and psychological changes during puberty. Lesson 1.4 relates to the body clock, which tells the physical signs of reproductive maturity. Lesson 1.5 entails looking at myself as I see my body. Lesson 1.6 is on conception. Lesson 1.7 provides the necessary information on pregnancy and essential needs. The time required for each lesson ranges from 40-80 minutes. Worksheets provide detailed pictures to augment the information sheets. An example of the information sheet for the male body clock is as follows: Puberty is described, and 8 sequential changes are outlined. Puberty is defined as beginning between 10-11 years and proceeding at a variable rate of change. The changes are growth of testes and scrotum, straight pubic hairs, 1st ejaculation, growth spurt, voice change, underarm and coarser body hair, oil and sweat glands activated, and facial hair (beard).
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