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ERIC Number: EJ744700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Do Single-Sex Schools Improve the Education of Low-Income and Minority Students? An Investigation of California's Public Single-Gender Academies
Hubbard, Lea; Datnow, Amanda
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v36 n2 p115-131 Jun 2005
Single-sex public schools are seen as a vehicle for improving the educational experiences of low-income and minority students. Our two-year ethnographic study of low-income and minority students who attended experimental single-sex academies in California indicates that improving achievement involves more than separating students by gender. Using students' and educators' voices, this anthropological study shows that these schools' successes were due more to the interrelated contributions of the schools' organizational characteristics, positive student-teacher relationships, and ample resources. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California