Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Charles Saale

Second Committee Member

Mabel T. Anderson

Third Committee Member

J. Wesley Crum


It is the purpose of this investigation to prepare the way for the understanding of a problem that is highly controversial today, namely, sex education and its place in our public school system. Through a thorough study of the literature in this field and sex education programs currently in operation, the writer will attempt (1) to outline the need for a program of sex education; (2) to show how schools today are meeting the problem; and, (3) to demonstrate how both adults and children are reacting to instruction in sex education within the public school systems of our country. It is hoped that the recommendations which will be an outgrowth of this study will be of aid to a system which is attempting to inaugurate a program of this type.