More on 'Delusions of Gender'
Oddly, the Post review treats the issue as a philosophical issue. The reality is that hundreds of schools now embrace brain-based learning styles in their single-sex classrooms. This entire experiment got launched without a shred of research by the U.S. Department of Education.
I try to stay neutral on this one; I'm a reporter,not a neuroscientist. I've seen boys make progress in single-sex classrooms that use learning-style-differences teaching techniques, and I've seen them make progress in classrooms that are gender neutral. My worry is that schools are placing all their eggs in the single-sex basket. If that proves to be just another educational fad will they give up on rescuing boys from their academic troubles?