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ERIC Number: EJ1157589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-2677
Elementary Student Perspectives on Single-Gender Classes
Tichenor, Mercedes; Tichenor, John; Piechura, Kathy; Heins, Elizabeth; MacIssac, Doug
Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, v4 n2 p80-85 2015
Interest in single-gender education has grown significantly since the U.S. Department of Education published regulations for the practice in 2006. Although research provides mixed results on the academic effectiveness of single-gender programs, many districts around the country are providing single-gender classes as a parent choice option under the NCLB Act. The option for single-gender classes in public education highlights the importance of examining student perspectives toward this configuration. This study examines the views of 131 elementary school students regarding single-gender education in an elementary school that has offered single-gender classes for 10 years. Overall, the results suggest that students have positive attitudes toward their single-gender classrooms. Most students believe that the single-gender classroom format positively impacted them in many important school dimensions such as self-confidence, motivation, self-esteem, independence, self-efficacy, attitude, and grades.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
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