This is what passes for "research" in the large-scale experiment we're running in single-sex public education. It's great that the school leaders "feel" good about the experiment and the classes "may" play a factor in school improvement, but shouldn't the feds be launching some high quality research...
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August 23, 2010
August 20, 2010
This time in Columbus, Ohio. From the article: Columbus City Preparatory School for Boys principal Michael Owens said that teachers will present information in way that keeps young boys engaged in learning. "We're looking at best practices for educating boys and particularly looking at literacy,...
August 18, 2010
The French Broad River Academy, a boys school in North Carolina that focuses on outdoor education. I practically grew up along the French Broad River, spending time there every summer on the farm where my father grew up.
August 16, 2010
East Bay School for Boys in Berkeley illustrates the political neutrality of the movement to help boys. Contrary to what national feminist groups maintain, the movement is not a right wing conspiracy to peel back gains won by women. Rather, it's an attempt to arrest the declining interest boys are s...
August 12, 2010
An experiment with middle schoolers. I try to keep tabs on these experiments, mostly because I think these experiments don't receive enough attention from education researchers.
August 07, 2010
Washington Post profiles a D.C. charter school experimenting with single-sex education and nicely wraps in the national debate. All the players are here. My takeaway: the lack of national research on what works, and doesn't work, with single-sex education is a scandal.
July 20, 2010
This time in Arkansas. At least from an anecdotal reading of these experiments (there's no research I'm aware of) the best use of single-sex schools (that make use of boy-brain theories and draw male teachers) is in urban areas.
July 19, 2010
Actually, nobody knows for sure because the research is so poor and you can't really compare private schools to the public experiments now taking place. But to date, single-sex schools have emerged as the only "solution" to the gender gaps. Here's the debate in Pittsburgh. I have to credit Leonard S...
July 06, 2010
Vietnam joins the experiment.
June 22, 2010
Newsweek takes a broad look at the issue and notes recent research. To me, the most significant take-away lesson from the surge in single-sex classrooms and schools is that school districts are finally realizing boys are in trouble. But does that mean single-sex classrooms are the answer? Not until ...