Same Sex Classrooms

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When living in a generation that is all about changing for the better, what is next; what is the expectation of future education? What can we consider when needing an enhanced form of learning? Same sex classrooms are beneficial for all ages, especially the age range from kindergarten to sixth grade. If we begin to implement this form of schooling in our classrooms, all future generations will prosper in the world of intellect. A large portion of our learning has to do with the environment in which we learn. The most profitable learning environment differs between the two genders. According to the article "Boys and Girls Learn Differently", boys tend to learn better when they have pictures, graphics, and physical movement to help them …show more content…
Boys have a tendency of being bold and boisterous, in trying to impress the girls in the room. Not only are their rambunctious activities a distraction for themselves, they are also a distraction for the girls. Girls, who do not flourish as well in this type of situation, begin to quiet down and lessen in their participation in the classroom. According to a three-year study found in the book Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Cheat Girls done by Myra and David Sadker observing the social interactions in elementary classrooms, research produced the following results: "Boys called out eight times as often as girls did. When a boy yelled out, the teacher ignored the 'raise your hand ' rule and usually praised his contribution. Girls who called out got reminders to raise their hand. Teachers valued boys ' comments more than girls ' comments. Teachers responded to girls with a simple nod or OK, but they praised, corrected, helped, and criticized boys. Boys were encouraged to solve problems on their own, but teachers helped girls who were stuck on problems" (qtd. "Research Spotlight).This can be detrimental in this time of growth where the mind is like putty in a teachers ' hands, waiting to be sculpted into something beautiful. As in middle school years the differing sexes may be a distraction, however, once a student reaches high school or the adult years, the interactions with the opposite sex are vital. Those who disagree with the idea of same sex schooling would say that the genders need to be intertwined from the beginning to build the connections necessary to prosper in the future. According to Halperm, a former American Psychological Association President, "School is preparation for adult life, how can boys and girls learn how to interact as equals in the workplace if they have no experience interacting as equals in school?" (Novotney). As we look at this, we must

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