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2014-02-04 11:51:19

As many American public school districts adopt single-sex classrooms and even entire schools, a new study finds scant evidence that they offer educational or social benefits. The study was the largest and most thorough effort to examine the issue to date, says Janet Hyde, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "We looked at 184 studies, representing the testing of 1.6 million students in grades K-12 from 21 nations, for outcomes related to science and mathematics...

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'...

2009-06-09 00:57:50

Both boys and girls have learning issues, but those affecting boys in school are more serious and have been neglected, a U.S. researcher says. Judith Kleinfeld of the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, reviewed gender differences in literacy levels, college entrance tests, school grades, engagement in school, dropout rates, as well mental health, suicide, depression and conduct disorders. The study, published in the journal Gender Issues, found that compared with girls, U.S. boys have lower...

2008-10-30 12:01:04

CONCORD, Mass., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I think those girls are pretty smart." So said Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire on October 28, 2008, when asked about the results of a poll of high school girls showing over 80 percent thought women candidates were treated worse than men by the media. However, according to this student political opinion poll conducted by the National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) of 1,600 girls from across the country in grades 6 - 12, neither race...

2008-08-28 06:00:58

By James Haug By JAMES HAUG REVIEW-JOURNAL A 10-year-old boy probably would be uncomfortable walking into a fourth-grade classroom decorated with Tinker Bell cutouts. He also probably wouldn't want to be surrounded by girls in pink backpacks. Those aren't things fourth-grade boys at Ruben Diaz Elementary School have to worry about. The new school offers single-sex education for grades one through five. Kindergarten is still co-ed. Diaz, in North Las Vegas, opened to the applause...

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,...

2008-07-18 09:01:02

By Linnea Brown, Hernando Today, Brooksville, Fla. Jul. 18--UPDATED: SPRING HILL -- The verdict is in: Hernando County's first foray into single-gender education reform is working. A year into the cutting-edge experiment, in which an all-girls and all-boys class was formed at each grade level at Westside Elementary School in Spring Hill, the students in single-gender classes have shown significant improvement over their peers in mixed-gender classes. Students' test scores have shot...

2008-06-17 15:01:05

By DUDDING, Adam Is the torrent of new books on the differences between male and female brains simply sexism in disguise? Adam Dudding reports. ---- ---------------- IN 1873, a Harvard professor by the name of Edward Clarke wrote a bestselling book called Sex in Education, in which he called on the latest scientific research to prove excessive intellectual labour exposed young girls to ghastly ailments of the ovaries and uterus, not to mention hysteria and neuralgia. American girls, Clarke...


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