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Peer pressure, in fact, works in a positive way; the most popular students belong to the math club, which just took first place in an eight state region. What is a question [though] is whether these schools are great because they are single-sex. Many single-sex programs have been initiated specifically to address the unmet needs of underserved students, particularly black and Latino young men, and there is no question that some of the very best single-sex public schools today are ones created to serve low-income students of color.
Girls learn differently, said Lavery. Still others look at the failure of U. All rights reserved.
According to supporters, these schools help break down gender stereotypes. That is why a hybrid approach that encourages coeducation and separation for specific subjects tends to provide the best results. There are core gender differences that lead to different biological development in boys and girls.
Despite the many studies that turn up positive statistics on them, Providence College Professor Riordan reports that there is still plenty of resistance to single-sex schools. A popular Catholic speaker known for his work on marriage, family and theology of the body challenges conservative Catholics to learn more about the history of racism and what they can do to confront it today.
Focus Areas. This is the co-institutional approach.
Villa Victoria admits only girls. And, he added, if teachers call on boys more than girls, that is because boys pay less attention in class and tend not to do as well. Still, a belief in its efficacy persists as an education-policy approach and in teacher professional development.
Lisa Pevtzow is based in New York. At Villa Victoria, they say, no one will make fun of or snear at what the girls say.