It ends up there was a dead rat in the wall. The girls, just on the edge of puberty, sat utterly rapt, seeming to want to understand why their brothers, boy cousins, cute skater-dude neighbors and fathers were so weird. Williams, law professor. Related Discussions. Many of them began separating the sexes because of a belief that boys and girls should be taught differently that grew out of popular books, speeches and workshops by Michael Gurian, Single sex education new york times in Rockford Sax and others.
The theory is generally held in low regard by social scientists. Should it be illegal? And he found only between one-quarter and one-half of a standard deviation in male and female hearing thresholds. These schools are popular with many parents, who are happy to have an option that has long been available in private and parochial schools.
American education today needs more options, not fewer. Verna L.
Several friends quickly convinced Sax that American families would never go for this. New Terms for Nafta? Separating schoolboys from schoolgirls has long been a staple of private and parochial education. What do you think should happen if someone in a single-sex school transitions while enrolled?
Education scholarship has contributed surprisingly little to the debate over single-sex public education. By this past fall, Sax says, that number had soared to more thanwith boys- and girls-only classrooms now established in Cleveland; Detroit; Albany; Gary, Ind.
Sawicki is 30, lanky and mocha-skinned, with an infectious energy. Join Opinion on Facebook and follow updates on twitter. With the emergence of new ideas about the fluidity of gender identity , do they even still make sense? On that November day in Foley, Ala.
It was one of the many moments I observed in single-sex schools where black and Latino boys felt comfortable, and allowed, to express their emotions, changing notions about a one dimensional image of masculinity.