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Debating Single-Sex Education: Separate and Equal?

Debating Single-Sex Education: Separate and Equal? (Paperback)

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Educators agree that boys and girls learn differently, but do they learn better in single-sex classes? Single-sex education has become a 'hot topic' among educators striving to address achievement declines, especially in the middle school years. Since the United States Department of Education confirmed the legality of single-sex classes in public schools in 2006, the number of single-sex classes and schools has increased dramatically and the options continue to grow in popularity. Debating Single-Sex Education offers a timely and detailed summary of the issues surrounding single-sex education. Eight veteran educators provide research-based findings on single-sex classes in the United States and Africa. This book presents a brief historical summary of single-sex classes in the United States. Other features include recent qualitative case studies, interviews with students, and statistical evidence of the effects of single-sex classes on student achievement. The final chapter synthesizes the common findings among these studies and the implications for practice in schools.

EducationEducation TheoryOrganization & management of education Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 28/12/2007 ISBN-13: 9781578867387  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Frances Spielhagen, a career educator with over 30 years experience in secondary schools, is currently an assistant professor of education at Mount Saint Mary College, in Newburgh, New York. Dr. Spielhagen has also engaged in funded and published educational research, most recently as an AERA/IES post-doctoral research fellow at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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