15 Oct '11, 8pm

Do Children Benefit From Single-Gender Classrooms?: When I was in 7th grade we had a section of our health class...

Do Children Benefit From Single-Gender Classrooms?: When I was in 7th grade we had a section of our health class...

When I was in 7th grade we had a section of our health class titled “sex education.” Along with some requisite reading and homework we had to do to prepare for this section, we also had to be present for two days of lectures on the subject of sex, abstinence, and sexual development. But here is the thing; the boys and girls of my class were separated, presumably out of courtesy to our predicted discomfort. This meant that whatever we, as boys, were learning remained a relative mystery to the girls, and vice versa. The idea was separate but equal education that provided an environment conducive to serious learning and little distraction. Did it work? Does sex education ever work? Beyond the inherent controversy of sex education programs, the idea of single-sex education, the practice of separating up boys and girls for educational purposes, has been one that has found its a...

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