The opposition denounced the “confusion” of sex education

News 21 February, 2018
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    Dominique Scali

    Wednesday, 21 February, 2018 20:01

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    The opposition in Quebec has denounced Wednesday the delays “unacceptable” and the “bungling” of the ministry of Education in the preparation of the programme of sex education.

    “I’m afraid that people are against the program of education in sexuality, and this is not what you want “, is worried about Jean-François Roberge of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ).

    The Newspaper published Wednesday that the teachers do not feel ready to talk about sexuality in class, so that in six months, the implementation of this program will be mandatory in all Quebec schools.

    The Newspaper noted in particular that the canvas teaching provided by the department are incomplete, even if a pilot project is running since two years.

    “This is unacceptable,” says Carole Poirier of the Parti québécois (PQ).

    The teachers denounced also the uncertainty surrounding the manner in which they will be trained.

    “If only we had trained teachers gradually over the last 18 months, we would not be here “, says Mr. Roberge, who speaks of ” kerfuffle “.

    The minister Sébastien Proulx said he was convinced on Wednesday that the teachers will be ready on time and that schools will need to force any teacher for this program. “Me, I think we will have enough people available. “

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    The principals, however, are skeptical and want to know what they have to do, in the event that there are any volunteer teacher in their school, ” says Lorraine Normand-Charbonneau, of the Fédération québécoise des directions education institutions (FQDE).

    It is estimated that for a secondary school of 800 students, the program of sexual education would require the equivalent of 1.2 full-time teaching.

    In spite of all, neither the opposition parties nor the FQDE do not believe that it is necessary to postpone the entry into force of the program.