GenderInEducation - Autumn Housh Introduction to Sociology 1101 Professor Hall TARTAN 084860 Week 9 Gender and Race 1 and 3 One argument that supports a

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Autumn Housh Introduction to Sociology 1101 Professor Hall TARTAN - 084860 Week 9: Gender and Race 1 and 3.) One argument that supports a single sex education is that children would be more focused on learning when they are rid of the distractions of the opposite sex, particularly in high school. Not that all children are distracted by the opposite sex, but it is possible. For example,
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one article dedicated to single-sex schools states “coeducational settings actually reinforce gender stereotypes via the process that researchers call "gender intensification." I believe that this basically means that girls are more likely to participate or excel in sports, math, and science when not being watched by the opposite sex as well as having the stereotypes of men being better than women at certain things. Not only this, things like science and sports are considered to be masculine, this isn’t enforced in a single-sex school. One theory that could support this could be the social interactive theory. The social interactive theory analyzes problems that people “impose” on certain things in our society. These “certain things” may be an object, behavior, and even an event. This pertains to the distractions of the opposite sex because sometimes people think that one of the problems in our education systems are the fact that each gender may be distracted by one another even though they are supposed to be focused on their education. This is how the social interactive theory relates to distractions of the opposite sex in school. Another argument for single sex education would be the fact that males and females learn differently from one another. There are some learning styles that help males more than females and vice versa. One of the articles uses the example of room temperature, but there are also several different types of learning styles (kinetic, visual, etc.) as well as learning tricks to help each gender learn better. With single sex education this could be used to the specific gender’s advantage. A sociological theory that could help demonstrate and explain this advantage of single
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  • Fall '16
  • Dawn Hall
  • Sociology, Single Sex Education, Autumn Housh

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