This blog will discuss the impact of gender and classroom practices including recent information on gender differences, how teaching practices impact boys and girls, research the may provide insight into teaching practices and learning, gendered data on achievement and other areas, and the on-going debate about single-gender education in public schools.
Friday, June 1, 2012
New Campaign Against Single-Gender Education
The ACLU has launched a new campaign against single-gender education. This one is called, "Teach Kid, Not Stereotypes." Further, they are approaching several Departments of Education (state level) to investigate, if not intervene, with schools with single-gender programs. Other Departments of Education have received, according to news articles, freedom of information requests, and the ACLU is determining what step to take next.
Indeed, programs that do not follow the federal guidelines should be fixed or ended. This is why an understanding of single-gender programs is so important (and why I wrote my book on creating programs - A Gendered Choice by Corwin Press).
Those involved with single-gender need to know what forces are working against them and be prepared to argue their case.
Gendered issues still remain within classrooms and education. A discussion about differentiated instruction, gendered achievement gaps, and overall classroom practice should still have gender as part of the conversation.