Single-Sex Education Term Paper by Melleena

Single-Sex Education
This paper discusses potential changes to United States Department of Education Title IX policies, which will permit same-sex classes.
# 104087 | 2,865 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper explains that Title IX of the civil rights statute for education banned all gender-based discrimination in education, except under extremely limited exceptions, such as physical contact sports. The author points out that single-gender schooling, which has a relatively successful model in the private sector, is one possible resolution to encourage academic achievement. The paper relates that, although there has been no conclusive research on the effectiveness of single-sex schooling experiments in limited public school districts, President George W. Bush, as a component of his "No Child Left Behind Act", has arranged a three million-dollar endowment for the establishment of single-gendered schooling. The author argues that it is most important that the quality of education and curriculum remains uniform to both sexes.

From the Paper:

"George W. Bush's plan to allocate almost three million dollars in an effort to create more single-sex classes necessitates a great deal of restructuring that will undoubtedly affect both the teachers and students within public school systems. Under Bush's plan, however, single-sex vocational at the K-12 level would remain outlawed. Bush's revision of Title IX is contingent upon the notion that schools will remain "evenhanded," which indicates that boys and girls must be treated equally with respect to the courses that are offered to them."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW). "Single Sex Education." Retrieved on December 9, 2004 from
  • Hull, Jennifer Bingham. "The Lost Boys." Parenting. October, 2003.
  • Datnow, A., Hubbard, L., & Woody, E. (2001). Is Single Gender Schooling Viable in the Public Sector? Lessons from California's pilot program. Retrieved on November 11, 2004 from
  • Weinkrantz, Jane. "Leaving No Child Behind and Same Sex Education." Plainview--Old Bethpage Congress of Teachers. Retrieved Oct. 13, 2004 from
  • Sax, Leonard. "Single-sex education--Ready for Prime Time?" World and I. Aug. 1, 2002. Retrieved from

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