The topic of single-sex schools has become a controversial issue in education. Coeducational programs are consistent with the spirit of democracy and equal opportunity supported by the United States; however, as recent studies have indicated, women may be short-changed in traditional classrooms and do better academically and emotionally in a single-sex environment. Other research done with African-American boys in urban elementary schools suggests that they, too, develop higher levels of self-esteem in a single-gender situation.
Sex differences in education
Sex discrimination in education—United States
Sexism in education—United States
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CQ Researcher, June 3, 1994.
Stitt, Beverly A. Gender Equity in Education: An Annotated Bibliography, 1994.
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