ERIC Number: EJ1119005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Pink Is for Girls: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice--A Case of Single-Sex Education
Martin, Jennifer; Beese, Jane A.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v19 n4 p86-101 Dec 2016
Leaders must know how to use evidence to inform district decisions, particularly as decisions related to learning become standard practice, and provide professional development that builds the organizational capacity needed to support continuous and sustainable district improvement. Collaboration and implementation of a shared vision and mission facilitates the change process. In this case, the curriculum director, Mr. Cooper has developed a plan for curriculum changes in which boys and girls would be separated by classroom, and participate in distinct curriculums based on the premise that innate differences between boys and girls should drive educational models and instructional strategies designed to address the needs and strengths of each sex. This case examines the importance of fostering collaboration, passion for achievement, commitment, and trust.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Trust (Psychology), School Districts, Educational Improvement, Gender Differences, Capacity Building, Decision Making, Curriculum, Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Cooperation, Assistant Principals, Single Sex Classes, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sexual Orientation, STEM Education, Administrator Role, Elementary School Students, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972