Separated By Sex: A Critical Look at Single-Sex Education for Girls

Institution: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
Year of Study: 1998
Separated By Sex: A Critical Look at Single-Sex Education for Girls

To summarize, interest in single-sex classes seems to be increasing in K-12 education. However, at this point few definitive conclusions can be drawn about the overall impact of current efforts to implement single-sex classes, especially with respect to their impact on girls. It is difficult to make a general assessment of single-sex classes because of three issues inherent in much of the research and practice in this area. These are (1) the disparity in the goals of single-sex classes, (2) the varieties of ways these classes have been implemented, and (3) a need for more systematic, long-term research in this area.

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