The Role Of Single Gender Classrooms On The Classroom Behavior And Learning

1103 Words Dec 16th, 2014 5 Pages
John Fitzgerald Kennedy once stated that “a child miseducated is a child lost.” That is to say, the children and students of America are the future, and society can’t afford to lose valuable minds. The mind is a terrible thing to waste. When a child has not a proper education, the potential for that student is left untapped and the benefits to society are nonexistent. It is often a struggle to ensure that every child is provided with a quality education. Of the many ways to accomplish this task, society can simply look to the orientation and structuring of the classrooms. Single-gender classrooms would improve the quality of education in American public schools.
Furthermore, single-gender classrooms act as the necessary framework from which individualized learning can be created which is key for quality education. There are biological differences between males and females of which manifest themselves in classroom behavior and learning. American psychologist and PhD Leonard Sax outlines in his article “Six Degrees of Separation’’, biological and developmental differences between the genders of which impact a student’s experience. In the organization of the retina, the cochlea, and the autonomic nervous system there are distinctive sex differences. The retina for males is wired for tracking movement, whereas the female retina is wired for detail and color variation. Females are equipped with a more sound sense of hearing particularly at higher frequencies for speech…

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