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AN ECOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF COACHES' PERCEPTIONS ON SEX EDUCATION
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Sex education is a broad term used to describe education about sexual reproduction, human sexual anatomy, sexual intercourse, and other aspects of human sexual behavior. Yet is absent from curriculum in Kindergarten through Grade 12 schools. The purpose of this study was to examine the experience of one Black female coach of a girls’ youth sports team with a specific focus on how Black feminist thought archetypes frame informal conversation as it relates to sex education, youth, and sports, as well as the sexual script framework. If those frameworks are present, this study aimed to discern what contributes to them, according to the coach. To address the purpose and research questions, a qualitative case study explored a girls’ basketball team, coached by a woman, in which the majority of players were Black. An individual interview with the coach was conducted. This woman was a self-identified Black female. Additional data accrued through observations, field notes, and demographic information. Findings revealed five major themes. The participant and players (player’s family dynamics) aligned with Black feminist-thought archetypes and the sexual-script framework. In conclusion, study findings suggested future research on the intersectionality of sex education, sports, and youth would enhance knowledge of sex education in schools.
Williams, Dominique Lashae (2019). AN ECOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF COACHES' PERCEPTIONS ON SEX EDUCATION. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from