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Gender Single Sex

Gender Single Sex



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teach kids about their sex, and others...
teach kids about their sex, and others...

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Published by: computershack41143 on Aug 01, 2008
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Single-sex EducationChildren all learn differently. You can walk into a school and notice that most girls aresitting in their chairs listening to the teacher. The boys are trying to get the attention of theteacher, or other class mates. When boys do this they are not only distracting the teacher from theother students they are also distracting the other students. The boys learn better through hand onexperiments. So it is fair to say that boys and girls both learn differently. Girls are told to be quitein the classroom. Yes girls are more quite it does not mean they are learning when the boys aredistracting them from what they want to learn. So the question is asked would it be better toteach boys and girls in different classrooms.There is controversy of teaching boys and girls separately. People say that it breaks theTitle IX for equally education. According to the Associated Press from Msnbc, In an articlenamed New Rules help single-sex schools says “Since current rules began in 1975, single-sexclasses have been allowed only in limited cases, such as sex education courses or gym classesinvolving contact sports.” (www.Msnbc.com
). So this is the problem that at the momenteducators are facing. They do not want women coming against them if they offer single-sexclassrooms. They know that it will help in some subjects to be in the same gender classrooms. Itwas getting around the Title IX. Then according to the Associated Press from Msnbc in anarticle named New Rules help single-sex schools wrote “After a two-year wait, the EducationDepartment issued final rules Tuesday detailing how it will enforce the Title IX landmark anti-discrimination law. Under the change taking effect Nov. 24, (2006) local school leaders will havediscretion to create same-sex classes for subjects such as math, a grade level or even an entireschool.” (www.Msnbc.com
). This allowed the school districts to provide some same-sex classes.
 Now the question to be asked is does this really help the different genders or is this a waste otime and effort. Now that we have students going into same gender class how are they responding.According to parents.org in an editorial wrote by Debbie Glasser named Same Education: DoesJohnny learn better with Johnny? “Studies suggest that when boys are in single-gender classrooms, they are more successful in school and more likely to pursue a wide range of interests and activities. Girls who learn in all-girl environments are believed to be morecomfortable about responding to questions and sharing their opinions in class and more likely toexplore more "non traditional" subjects such as math, science and technology.” (Glasser, 2004).All we want is for boys and girls to be successful in school. We don’t want the boys to just belumps at school. Boys also will be able to do the activities in the classroom, for boys are morehands on learners. We also want the boys to stop being a distraction to the girls in the classroom.The school systems are also trying to get girls involved in the math and science courses. Whengirls take the math and science course they are increasing their potential in life to becomeanything they wish to be.The Federal Government does have a say so in single sex class rooms. For they do notwant the fight with the ACLU or any other organization. In an article by Barbara Pytel named AllMale Charter School High School for boys in 2007. She says “The federal government is goingto make it easier to experiment with same gender education. Presently, there are 223 publicschools offering single-sex classrooms. There were four eight years ago.” (Pytel, 2006). Thisshows that the single-sex classrooms are catching on in many different areas. Since this showedthat in the last eight years schools have added 219 same-sex class rooms. So once again it must
 prove better for the genders to take different classes away from the other gender. We are notsaying that every class has to be this way.We also have to look at testing scores when it comes to single-sex classrooms. In anarticle by Barbara Pytel named All Male Charter School High School for boys in 2007. She says“Deland, Florida experimented with same-sex classrooms vs. co-ed. The state writing test wasadministered to both groups. 37% of the boys passed in the co-ed class and 86% passed in thesame-sex environment. 57% of girls passed the writing test in a co-ed environment and 75% passed in the same-sex class. Judging from just this one statistic, same-sex classes are morehelpful to boys than girls although it helps both.” (Pytel, 2006). Even though there was not a bigchange in the girls score. There was a difference in the boys score. If having the single-sex classrooms help just one gender then why are we not offering more single-sex class rooms. Sinceschools are so worried about what they are making on testing scores then why are, not moreschools trying same-sex classrooms. I know this may only make sense to me but if schools wantmore money from no child left behind then they may want to try single-sex classrooms. Theymay be shocked to see what there test results will be. Many test scores come from larger citiessince they have more money to give to education. Smaller cities or towns do not have the extramoney to test single-sex classrooms.Also test scores are tested or questioned. Many people do not believe what they alwaysread. According to Patricia B. Campbell and Ellen Wahl What’s Sex Got To Do with It?Simplistic questions, Complex Answers? Says “Measuring progress at the classroom level isconfusing. Gains in participation and achievement are often observed at the classroom level, butcan not necessarily be attributed to changes that were implemented at the classroom level.” (J-BReader, Campbell, Wahl. 2002). As one can see that the test scores give great results, though the

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