Things seem to be leaning that way. The new conventional wisdom: girls do fine in any school; boys need a boy-oriented environment. And there's more here.
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September 30, 2010
September 28, 2010
Chadwell's newsletter out of South Carolina on single-gender education is a national treasure. South Carolina plunged far deeper into this experiment than any other state and Chadwell does a great job trying to keep South Carolina teachers up to speed on best practices. My suggestion: the federal ...
September 21, 2010
Sounds like a reasonable program, although I'm guessing Leonard Sax might quibble with the lockstep academic instruction. Still, I want to see the beef -- real research into what actually works.
September 12, 2010
Delusions of Gender follows the same path of Pink Brain, Blue Brain, in disputing the idea that boy brains and girls brains are significantly different. The Washington Post reviews the book today. Oddly, the Post review treats the issue as a philosophical issue. The reality is that hundreds of scho...
September 07, 2010
The belief that boys and girls learn in different ways provides the foundation for the single-sex schooling movement. Is it true? Although this article doesn't explore gender separately, the skepticism is clear.
September 06, 2010
New girls-only public school opens in Denver. The reporter compares how boys fare in literacy compared to how girls perform in math and science. It should be noted that the gaps there are very uneven. Boys tend to be far behind girls in reading and writing skills. On math and science, it's more of t...
September 02, 2010
And the conclusions are not always what you might expect.
August 28, 2010
School officials in Alexandria seem pleased by results.
August 26, 2010
Physician and author Leonard Sax advising on these Columbus middle schools: "Most teachers have no awareness of what boy-friendly Spanish education would look like or girl-friendly computer science," Sax said, citing examples of subject areas that showcase the "striking gender gap" in education. T...
August 24, 2010
The irony behind the objections to single-sex schools by national feminist groups is that girls seem to be benefiting more from these schools than boys (anecdotal observations only ... as I repeat probably far too often, there's no real research behind these experiments). Here's the latest from Fort...