A Critical Review of the ‘All of Us’ Program

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this brief report is to provide a critical review of the All of Us resources that were designed to be used in support of the Australian Curriculum for Health and Physical Education.

The empirical support for the reasons why All of Us was created is challenged. This applies particularly in relation to the statistics cited as a need for the program.

Bullying is not the key target for the All of Us program.

The direct link between poor mental health and homophobia is questioned. It is shown that there are multiple causes for suicide.

The conceptual basis for the gender theory underlying the program is criticised. The idea of a spectrum is shown to be vague and ill-defined.

The components of homosexuality that are presented to students are masked.

The content matter is cognitively complex. The materials are beyond the capacity of junior high school students with a reading level marginally above Year 8. There are some 23 concepts in one lesson alone.

It was concluded that All of Us advances a gender ideology and
 advances individual versus collective values;
 has the capacity to cause psychological harm in adolescents;
 does not promote normal psychosexual development;
 has the potential to cause long-term damage to the social structure;
 discriminates against students who are not homosexual, bisexual, trans-sexual, queer or inter-sex.

All of Us was never evaluated appropriately prior to its introduction and its introduction may create more problems than it solves.

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