Schools looking for ways to increase student motivation and academic achievement ought to consider offering single-gender classrooms as one highly effective change that can address students' needs. Single-gender education is a legal option for any K public school, and it can be implemented quickly and at little cost. In South Carolina, school interest in the single-gender choice is growing: Our state has schools now offering such options for students—the highest in the nation—and more are considering doing so for the school year.
Single-sex education: the pros and cons
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Kristin Stanberry June 11, Print article. The National Association for Single-Sex Public Education estimates that approximately public schools now offer some form of single-sex education. What is fueling this movement? And what are the risks and benefits of single-sex education?
Pros and Cons of Single-Sex Education
Back to: Found In: If you walked into the average public school classroom in the United States, you'd find an equal number of boys and girls. But some experts suggest it may be time for a change. Single-gender education and the often-spirited dialogue surrounding it have raised a number of issues concerning the best manner to educate boys and girls.
Single-sex education refers to both classes and schools that have only one sex, defined by a biological classification. At the same time, issues of educational equity, whether based in gender, ethnicity, or social class, have been associated with a pushback against coeducation. Many comparisons have been made in many countries to test whether there is an advantage to one gender context or another, yet the conclusions remain under dispute. Outcomes most frequently assessed are mathematics, science, and verbal performance and attitudes; educational aspirations; gender stereotyping; and self-concept. In the United States, single-sex public options, whether in one classroom or in an entire school, have increased as a result in changes in federal education regulations.