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Title The education of Shelby Knox / a documentary by Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt.


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 UniM Giblin Eunson DVD  613.907 EDUC  Region 0  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (65 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Notes Off-air recording of the SBS-TV program broadcast 17/3/06. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968.
"Produced in association with the Independent Television Service (ITS) and P.O.V./American Documentary, Inc."
COlour recording system: PAL ; Region 0.
Summary Presents the political activism of high school student Shelby Knox. The film begins in 2001 when Shelby Knox, a 15-year-old high school sophomore, joins the Lubbock Youth Commission, a group of high school students empowered by the mayor to give Lubbock's youth a voice in city government. Knowing that Lubbock, Tex. had one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease in the nation, the Youth Commission questioned Lubbock's abstinence-only sex education policy. Shelby, a politically conservative Southern Baptist who had pledged abstinence until marriage, became the group's most vocal proponent of comprehensive sex education. The documentary explores other issues beyond the debate over abstinence-only versus comprehensive sex education. It portrays Shelby's family's struggle with teen independence; Shelby's struggle with her Christian faith; Shelby's widening activism into other issues, such as the creation of a Gay/Straight Alliance at her high school; issues of tolerance; and the power of political activism.
Original Version First released: Cine Qua Non/Incite Pictures, 2005.
System notes DVD.
Other author Lipschutz, Marion.
Rosenblatt, Rose.
Knox, Shelby.
Subject Knox, Shelby.
Sex instruction for youth -- Law and legislation -- Texas -- Lubbock.
High school students -- Political activity -- Texas -- Lubbock.
Parent and teenager -- Texas -- Lubbock.
Toleration -- Texas -- Lubbock.