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2011-08-18 17:07:32

Review highlights flawed logic of segregating boys and girls for education purposes, based on alleged brain differences There is no scientific basis for teaching boys and girls separately, according to Lise Eliot from The Chicago Medical School. Her review reveals fundamental flaws in the arguments put forward by proponents of single-sex schools to justify the need of teaching teach boys and girls separately. Eliot shows that neuroscience has identified few reliable differences between boys'...

2011-05-03 06:30:00

CHICAGO, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the final few months before a new baby arrives, parents stock up on diapers, check out the best pediatricians and pick the perfect crib. But with all those errands to run, many parents don't stop to think about the best way to give their infant the optimal start on a lifelong path to learning. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110503/AQ93793) "Nurturing a newborn is a three-fold endeavor," says VTech Advisory Council member Dr. Lise...

2010-10-25 07:23:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The creator of the electronic learning category and a world leader in developing age-appropriate learning toys, VTech Electronics has forged partnerships with leading education and child development experts to serve as the newest members of its Advisory Council. This panel of experts serves as a resource of knowledge and insights for parents, with extensive expertise in childhood language and reading, infant cognitive development and platform learning and...

2008-08-20 06:00:58

By Lise Eliot A s summer vacation draws to a close, a growing number of children will be entering public schools without their opposite-sex peers. Driven by widespread fears about a "boy crisis" in education, and exacerbated by claims of dramatic brain differences between boys and girls, K-12 educators are caught in a spreading fire for gender segregation -- a fire fueled by misperceptions more than reality. Though good arguments can be made for single-sex educational experiences,...


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