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Rebecca Bigler writes about research on single-sex schooling in Slate Magazine

Posted: November 4, 2011

Rebecca Bigler and Lise Eliot are authors of "The Feminist Case Against Single-Sex Schools" in the online magazine Slate. They present a persuasive case to feminists who think girls are well-served by the protected environment of a single-sex class, arguing that results of recently published research show no benefit to either boys or girls. They conclude that segregating classes by gender can actually do harm by perpetuating sexist attitudes. The findings of Dr. Bigler's research group were recently published in a peer-reviewed article in the journal Science.Read Slate article > | Read Science article >

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