ERIC Number: EJ1011247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Single-Sex Education in Public School Settings
Crawford-Ferre, Heather Glynn; Wiest, Lynda R.
Educational Forum, v77 n3 p300-314 2013
Although researchers have studied the effectiveness of single-sex education (SSE), the findings have been mixed. This exploratory study reports the perceived goals and effectiveness of single-sex education based on interviews with a small group of educators involved with SSE in various ways. Research participants included a school principal and two teachers from the same elementary school, and two university professors. The interview data regarding single-sex education for girls and boys are categorized according to the following areas: reasons for using single-sex settings, strengths and weaknesses of single-sex schooling, suggestions for successful SSE implementation, and future directions of and suggested research for single-sex education. The study participants offer experience-based ideas that both resonate with and expand on current literature.
Descriptors: Interviews, Single Sex Schools, Elementary School Teachers, College Faculty, Principals, Teacher Attitudes, Futures (of Society), Cognitive Style, Educational Objectives, Brain, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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