We want to hear what you think about this article. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. What is a question [though] is whether these schools are great because they are single-sex. Image caption Girls' school leaders say girls have more confidence when taught in a single-sex school Girls at single-sex state schools in England get better GCSE results than those in mixed schools, according to an analysis of the most recent exams.
Williams: Mention single-sex education to most people today, and you are likely to conjure images of elite institutions in bucolic settings, where emphasis is placed not only on rigorously training young minds, but also on building character and developing self-confidence.
The female advantage in college academic achievements and horizontal sex segregation.
The current study evaluated the efficacy of a single-gender classroom initiative implemented in a co-educational school in the United Kingdom. The effects of attending single-gender and Catholic coeducational high schools on achievement, attitudes and behaviours and on sex differences.
In such cases, it is recommended that researchers account for prior achievement in order to elucidate reliably whether single-gender environments represent a practical strategy to bolster academic attainment over co-educational schooling. Qureshi2 and Derek Heim 2. Two or more admission authorities in the same local authority area may make joint arrangements.
For example, boys tend to report higher academic self-efficacy in mathematics Daiwhereas girls report higher self-efficacy in English literacy Niederle and Vesterlund ; Pajares and Valiante
The gender-achievement gap is well documented in Western cultures across a number of different subject domains Else-Quest et al. The study described a "halo" of single-sex schools around the edge of London, including those in the independent sector and grammars. Research points to the positive impact that gender-segregated schooling and classroom initiatives exert on academic attainment.
Today, K single-sex programs are still mostly concentrated in southern states. The implications of threatening environments on intellectual processing.
Sex differences in mathematics and science achievement: A meta-analysis of National Assessment of educational progress assessments. Corresponding author. Sustained effects of the single-gender secondary school experience on attitudes, behaviors, and values in college.
What I have found is that single-sex public-school initiatives have been created with the best of intentions, but that they are not delivering the results. A developmental intergroup theory of social stereotypes and prejudice. The online version of this article doi