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Single-Sex Education: Policy, Practice, and Pitfalls


by Frances R. Spielhagen — October 07, 2008

Single-sex education has emerged as a promising reform that might potentially address declining academic achievement across all populations. Since the US Department of Education confirmed their legality in 2006, single-sex schools and classes have proliferated in public schools. This commentary traces the evolution of single-sex classes over the last century and provides a research-based framework for policymakers contemplating this reform.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 07, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15397, Date Accessed: 10/31/2014 2:12:55 AM

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  • Frances Spielhagen
    Mount Saint Mary College
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    FRANCES R. SPIELHAGEN, Ph.D. in an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Mount Saint Mary College.
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