Tuesday, November 1, 2011
A New Take On Same-Sex Schools for Girls
Ok, we learn something new every day, don't we? The online magazine Slate recently posted that, contrary to recent studies, girls really do not do better in same-sex high schools, and they have a peer-reviewed article in Science to prove it. Now having taught in a high school, and having struggled to get my many of my girls to add (anything!) to the conversation (rather than keeping their hands folded in their laps) while the boys in the room couldn't keep their hands down, I had every reason to believe those "other" studies. But I should argue with Science? I think not. Time to reread that article and see what I did wrong with those high school girls...
Posted by SK at 8:38 PM