Should classes be separated by gender?

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Larry Block (not verified)

I've spent the last three

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I've spent the last three years teaching biology and physics to "technical" students and find that most of the male students do better when they are in a male only environment. I have not been able to identify either a positive or negative trend in the female students with a gender segregated assignment or lab. Perhaps a program of gender segregated classes should be specificlly tailored to the needs of at risk students or to those students whose parents request these classes.
isabelle (not verified)

i think that people shouldnt

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i think that people shouldnt be separated because 90% of boys work better with girls
Mia (not verified)

Well, we are doing a debate

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Well, we are doing a debate at my company (DSBN) and we think that we should have all classes segregated by gender. It has come to my conclusion that you have heleped our company very well, and in Niagara, it will soon be that classes will be divided by gender. Thank you very much for your outstanding article. I hope to keep in touch, -Mia Owner of DSBN
Gina Mitchell (not verified)

I can agree that separating

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I can agree that separating by gender does make broad generalizations about how males and females learn. But a very important factor we as a society seem to forget is the socialization that comes from having a diverse population in schools. Both male and females learn social skills from having to be a part of each others lives. For some kids, this type of socializtion may be the only thing they get during the school week. It is not enough to seperate the students today, but to make then a part of the learning, not just teach them.
Ricci S (not verified)

Gender separation, just like

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Gender separation, just like any other differentiated instruction, only works when teachers are properly trained and understand the research and methodology behind the technique. Just separating the boys and girls is not enough. I worry that many schools only implement the gender separation portion, but classroom pedagogy never changes to fully maximize its benefits. Separating by gender also makes broad generalizations about how males and females learn. Teachers need to remain flexible enough to still make adjustments for those individuals who do not fall into the norm.
Ge-Anne (not verified)

I think classes should

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I think classes should ABSOLUTELY be seperated by gender--at least for the core curriculum. I think that socializing students is important, but this can be done in specials areas and during recess, lunch and other non-academic times.
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