Single Sex Schools
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 494 , Segment 5
Episode: Presidential Leadership, Cyber-Bullying, Single-Sex Schools
- Feb 22, 2017
- 21:12 mins
Guest: Lise Eliot, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago; author of "Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps and What We Can Do About It" More and more single-sex schools have popped up in the last decade as a way to close the “gender gap” between boys and girls in education. If we separate them, we can tailor the curriculum to their different learning styles, the thinking goes. Hopefully, boys will learn better communication and behavioral skills while girls will be more likely to embrace math and science when they’re free of the social pressure and stereotypes that pervade mixed-gender classrooms.