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Gender based curriculum

  1. 2. <ul><li>Girls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Girls seem to favor learning in a quieter setting in which they work together and come to a consensus. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More passive learning styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They enjoy discussions, real life experiences, real life connections. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Boys </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically more confident in math and science, dominate discussions, and teachers tend to call on boys more often. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More aggressive learning style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Boys tend to favor a setting that is more competitive, physically active, and louder. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Girls </li></ul><ul><li>More likely to take classes in math, science, and information technology. </li></ul><ul><li>More likely to take risks </li></ul><ul><li>Reap the most benefits from being together for math and science. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They feel more comfortable about their abilities without worrying about how they appear to boys, and they have more opportunity to participate in class discussions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boys </li></ul><ul><li>Much more likely to pursue interests in art, music, drama, and foreign languages. </li></ul><ul><li>More likely to take risks </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom style is better suited for them </li></ul>**Keep in mind that these results are said to occur when the teachers of these classrooms are specifically trained in leading these types of single-sex classrooms!
  3. 4. <ul><li>Students would be separated into classes based on their gender rather than their ability levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Thirty-two years after the implementation of Title IX to create academic and athletic equity for girls by barring sexual discrimination in public schools, 154 public schools now have single-gender classrooms aimed primarily at assisting young boys. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are shown to perform better in the classroom when they are comfortable in their surroundings and confident in themselves. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shouldn’t students be comfortable in their classroom settings wherever they are…all girls, all boys or mixed? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>There are 209 public schools in the United States currently offering single-sex classes, according to NASSPE. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forty four of those schools are completely single-sex institutions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Albany, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Baltimore, are a few of the U.S. cities that offer single-sex education programs. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Single-sex classrooms can make it easier for teachers to match their instructional style to the behavioral characteristics of the students. </li></ul><ul><li>Some claim that offering single-sex classrooms in public schools is the cheapest, most effective, and simplest &quot;innovation&quot; available to improve achievement, particularly in math and science. </li></ul><ul><li>There have been more than 100 differences found between the female and male brain which directly effect learning. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some of these differences are present from birth, while others form later in childhood </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>According to studies done by the National Association for Single Sex Public Education, customized teaching increases grades and test scores while also expanding educational opportunities for girls and boys. </li></ul><ul><li>Other advantages include improved behavior in classrooms, higher graduation rates (male & female), and improved social behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Has the ability to break down gender stereotypes. </li></ul><ul><li>Both girls and boys have more freedom to explore their own interests and abilities than in the coed classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents the catty relationship issues that may be seen in heterogeneous classrooms in the upper elementary and middle school levels. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>By grouping students by gender, we lose important elements of true education. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In a diverse classroom, there are countless questions, different perspectives, and a variety of interests, which all add to the excitement of learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Female classmates encourage many unmotivated male students, therefore it is a valuable experience with both groups intermixed. </li></ul><ul><li>Some say it caters to underperforming boys rather than helping to accelerate the female learners. </li></ul><ul><li>GBC automatically forms stereotypes. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not help them prepare for future interactions and relationships with the opposite sex. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>As educators, our efforts should not be driven by how we can separate students to minimize distractions but by how we can bring all students together to maximize learning. </li></ul><ul><li>In my three years of teaching thus far, students tend to learn better when teachers learn to teach better. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hence why we collaborate constantly, continue our education, keep in mind the facets of understanding, and push to make our classrooms as engaging as possible to help produce life life long learners! </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>William Cabonaro, from the University of Notre Dame </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Association for Single Sex Public Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CNN’s Accent Health Video on GBC…on the next page </li></ul>Gender Based Classroom information worth looking at!
  10. 12. <ul><li>In the classroom, learning experiences need to resemble real-world life experiences. How can we prepare students for future families, homes, and workplaces without exposing them to members of the opposite sex? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we expect them to learn to respect and appreciate gender differences as adults if we do not teach them to form healthy relationships and have positive interactions now? </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Caborano, W. (2009). Are single sex classrooms better for children . Podcast retrieved from . </li></ul><ul><li>Davis, M. (2003). Title IX Review Concludes With Competing Reports. Education Week , 22 (25), 28. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database. </li></ul><ul><li>Kirschenbaum, R., & Boyd, A. (2007). Do students learn better in single-sex classrooms?. NEA Today , 25 (8), 41. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database. </li></ul><ul><li>NA (2006-2010). National Association for Single Sex Public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education . Retrieved from . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NA (2006). Legislative Briefs. Gender based education, 06 (4), </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1-2. </li></ul></ul>