ERIC Number: ED445900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Winners and Losers in Single-Sex Science and Mathematics Classrooms.
Baker, Dale; Jacobs, Kathy
This paper discusses the success of single sex science and mathematics education classrooms. Most studies on single sex learning environments come from countries such as Australia, Jamaica, Nigeria, Great Britain, New Zealand, and Thailand, and there is little research on American public schools. This study investigates single sex mathematics and science education among male and female middle school students. Collected data was grouped into three categories: (1) achievement, opportunity to learn, curriculum, cognitive demands, pedagogy, and technology; (2) attitude, empowerment, self-concept, and peer interactions; and (3) discipline and teacher-student interactions. Results indicate that single sex classrooms primarily affect the achievement of girls much more than boys but in general, neither can be considered winners. (Contains 15 references.) (YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Boston, MA, March 28-31, 1999).