chapter  2
17 Pages

Queering Sexuality Education in Family and School

BySandra L. Faulkner

In this chapter, I use poetic inquiry (Faulkner, 2009) to examine formal and informal sexuality education and questions about identity and sexuality in the context of family and school talk about sex—places where children learn about sexuality. The use of poetic inquiry critiques and expands our understandings of family talk about sex, sexual and gender identities and sexuality education and legislation. I present an intersectional critical examination of family talk about sexuality and identities, the current cultural climate around sexuality and an examination of liberal education about sex (e.g., The Unitarian Universalist OWL—our whole lives—sexuality education program; www.uua.org/re/owl; SIECUS) through found and collage poems as a kind of narrative collage (e.g., Faulkner, 2014).