Single-Sex Education and the Brain

  title={Single-Sex Education and the Brain},
  author={Lise Eliot},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  • L. Eliot
  • Published 1 October 2013
  • Education, Psychology
  • Sex Roles
Of the various rationales for sex-segregated education, the claim that boys and girls should be taught in separate classrooms because their brains differ is arguably the weakest. Existing neuroscience research has identified few reliable differences between boys’ and girls’ brains relevant to learning or education. And yet, prominent single-sex school advocates have convinced many parents and teachers that there exist profound differences between the “male brain” and “female brain” which… 
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