Monday, September 26, 2011

Single-sex = Pseudoscience

Joanne's on a roll today:
Single-sex education is based on “pseudoscience,” charge a team of neuroscience and child development experts in a Science article. There is “no empirical evidence” that segregating students by sex improves education, they argue. There’s plenty of evidence it can increase gender stereotyping among students and adults.
Short-term gains are attributed to the Hawthorne Effect, or to "motivate" evaluators. Commenters on Joanne's post question the bias of the study's authors.

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