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The purpose of this
is to investigate how adult female learners constitute their perceptions of
self and learning behavior in an internet learning environment—weblog. Based on
previous qualitative research method and literature review, this study intended
to develop and validate a feminist adult learning strategy scale (FALSS) to
understand the women’s learning strategy by applying weblogs. 417 valid data
from the participants in two studies (exploratory and confirmatory factor
analysis) were analyzed for the purpose. The results of these studies supported
a 15-item, 4-factor FALSS: Empowerment Attempt, Sharing Expe- riences, Participatory
Learning, and Critical Thinking and Open-Mindedness.
The research conducted
in public schools in Sao Paulo city, Brazil, studied the awareness and use of
emergency contraception (EC) and its possible implications on the condoms use.
Among the 4929 students, 55.6% had already had sex, 19.5% had got pregnant and
7.3% had had abortions. Condoms were used by 88.6% and were options for those
who did not have a steady relationship. The EC was used by 30.3% after a faulty
condom usage, and by the older ones, with a steady partner. It is needed to be
given contraceptive alternatives to reduce the risk and provide access to other
article presents the results of a research about the implementation of sex
education in the public schools of Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Quantitative and qualitative methods were used and semi-structured interviews
were conducted with 124 teachers from 56 public schools. The Discourse of the
Collective Subject method was applied to analyse the interviews. The results
show that sex education is not a crosscutting theme in schools, and that it is
mostly dominated by the biomedical discourse. This means that non-heterosexual
practices and identities are neglected and that representations of gender and
sexuality that reproduce and legitimate gender disparity are accentuated.