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ERIC Number: ED517786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 140
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-3214-3
A Comparison of Single-Gender Classes and Traditional, Coeducational Classes on Student Academic Achievement, Discipline Referrals, and Attitudes toward Subjects
Smith, Debra Messenger
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Trevecca Nazarene College
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in single gender education. Emerging science has proven that boys and girls learn differently. This study compared fifth grade single-gender classes to fifth grade traditional, coeducational classes in the same urban middle school. The following were compared: students' academic achievement; office referrals received; and, students' attitudinal differences regarding reading, math, and science. When compared as a group, placement did not affect the students' academic achievement. Students in the single-gender classes had significantly more office referrals than students in the traditional, coeducational classrooms. A statistically significant relationship was shown between the groups on two math statements: studying math in high school would be a good idea and it is easy to understand math. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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