Whether SAME SEX classrooms are more beneficial than CO-ED classrooms. We must find a way to evolve so our students can have improved academic performance, increased test scores and become overall successful while maintaining social skills.
Introducing the Goal The purpose of my research is to discover the advantages and benefits of single sex classrooms.
Same-Sex Classrooms What are Same-Sex Classrooms? Same-Sex classrooms is a gender based setup which divides the boys from girls in academic classes.
Topics of Interest Pros & Cons Teaching Learning Self-Esteem
Pros & Cons Pros Academic achievement increases Teachers can spend extra time on subjects geared towards gender Classes can be differentiated by gender Cons Social skills between genders Some feel it is discrimination Not all studies show academic improvement Some praise the project and others express concerns and even condemn the action.
Teaching Increases classroom management Improved test scores Catered to gender specific needs Different learning styles geared towards gender Mixed Gender or Same Sex Classrooms?
Learning Improved discipline Less distraction Higher attendance rate Increased test scores Higher degree of focus Studies show girls do better in math, science and information technology when isolated from boys; boys improve in music, art and foreign languages.
Self-Esteem Improve their leadership and conflict-resolution skills Less bullying & showing off Less worry about opposite sex and what they think about them Surprising Facts
Student Reflections Josh Williams,12, said, "It's good because when classes are mixed boys try to flirt with girls and that messes up the class and disturbs the classroom.” “I think they did it for a good reason because it’s hard to function with boys in class,” 12-year-old Genesia Harvey said.
Statistical Analysis On the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test), here were the results:
Significance of the Study My research is important because as an educator I want to find the best way to educate my students. This research would be important for our students, faculty and parents. This study will benefit our educational system as a whole, as well as, our students.
Potential Compromises Many parents and schools are worried about the social aspects of a single sex classroom. Some different options are: Single sex classes for only core subjects Co-ed P.E., lunch and other electives Keep co-ed field trips and assemblies
Conclusion Single sex classrooms are becoming more popular today due to: Increased test scores Better behavior Higher self-esteem Better classroom management From my research and discovery I believe that single sex classrooms would engage students and promote success if it were utilized effectively.
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