soc_week_9_gender_inequality - Carley Peters 000747274 Week 9 Gender Inequality 1 Based on your research make an argument for the school board to

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Carley Peters 000747274 Week 9 Gender Inequality 1. Based on your research make an argument for the school board to support the single sex format. In your argument identify 3 reasons from the research why this is a good idea for the educational experience of all students. In making an argument for single gender format, I feel as if children would be more focused on learning without the distraction of the opposite sex, especially in high school. According to an article dedicated to single-sex schools “coeducational settings actually reinforce gender stereotypes via the process that researchers call "gender intensification (1)." This is meant that girls will be more likely to compete in sports when there aren’t boys around to make them feel out of place or less feminine. In the same article it is discussed that “Boys are more likely, for instance, to buy into the notion that reading isn't masculine when they're surrounded by (and showing off for) girls (1).” Girls would also have more incentive to particpate and excel in math and sciences, which is usually perceived as a subject that is easier for boys. I think by muting the stereotypes it
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  • Fall '16
  • Dawn Hall
  • Sociology, Conley, single sex format

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