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Friday, October 28, 2011

Talking Points 7: The Pseudoscience of Single-Sex Schooling

  "In attempting to improve schools, it is critical to remember that not all reforms lead to meaningful gains for students. We argue that one change in particular—sex-segregated education—is deeply misguided, and often justified by weak, cherrypicked,
or misconstrued scientific claims rather than by valid scientific evidence. There is no well-designed research showing that single-sex (SS) education improves students’ academic performance, but there is evidence that sex segregation increases
gender stereotyping and legitimizes institutional sexism."

"Single-sex schooling lacks scientific
support and may exaggerate sexism and
gender stereotyping."


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