Education and gender:
Topic: Education and gender: same-sex school and their comparison to the mixed-sex ones
I have interest in this topic because I have always wondered what was different about same-sex schools (other than the obvious). As a future educator I wish to be versed in the alternative forms of education. Personally, I think same-sex schools allow learning without the distraction that comes with crushing on a classmate. However, the mixed-gender environment is argued to be more conducive to the development of social skills, better preparing them for the ‘real world.’ I aim to learn whether or not a single-sex environment improves students’ achievements and whether the effects are common for both genders.
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Wong, W. I., Shi, S. Y., & Chen, Z. (2018). Students from single-sex schools are more gender-salient and more anxious in mixed-gender situations: Results from high school and college samples. PLoS ONE, 13(12), 1–23
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Hart, L. C. (2016). When “separate” may be better: Exploring single-sex learning as a remedy for social anxieties in female middle school students. Middle School Journal, 47(2), 32–40.