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Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) in the Context of Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE): An Assessment of the Challenges to Full Implementation of the Programme

Research Staff

Dr. Paula Mayock (PI)

Dr. Mark Morgan, Karl Kitching

About the Project

This study was designed to build on previous research on school-based sex education in Ireland. It aimed to investigate national levels of RSE implementation and to examine the structures, process and outcomes of RSE implementation and delivery at national (Department of Education & Science, Department of Health and Children), regional and local (school) level. The research will identified barriers and facilitators to RSE implementation and delivery at policy and practitioner levels.

Timescale and final products of the research

The study was completed in July 2006. The report was launched by the Minister for Education, Mary Hanfin T.D. on Tuesday, 13th March, 2007.

The report summary and full report can be downloaded from the Crisis Pregnancy Agency website. Please find below links to the summary and full report.


Last updated 15 March 2010 by The Children′s Research Centre (Email).