Sunday, December 18

Gender and Co-Ed Ed.

Researchers found that at co-ed schools, you don't need to ask a dozen questions to predict the girl's self-esteem. You have to ask only one question: "Do you think you're pretty?" Here's the paradox: co-ed schools tend to reinforce gender stereotypes.
There is now very strong evidence that girls are more likely to take courses such as computer science and physics in girls-only schools, while boys in single-sex schools are more than twice as likely to study art, music, foreign languages, and literature as boys of equal ability attending comparable co-ed schools.
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