ON THE CREATION & TRANSFORMATION OF CURRICULA AND CULTURE IN SCHOOLS
What role can (and should) schools play in fostering cultural change around relationships, sex and gender norms?
In this panel discussion, we’ll take a look at the history of respectful relationships education in Victoria from school, government and community sector perspectives, and we’ll explore the impact of mainstreaming feminist approaches to violence prevention into mainstream contexts like education.
We’ll consider the tensions that emerge when content is more radical than the dominant curriculum and challenges commonly held perceptions about sex and relationships, the importance of working with and empowering young people through these programs, and we’ll hear from a school principal about the opportunities and challenges of leading social change within a school community. Join us, and bring your young people!