September 27, 2005
Separate 'Em to Make 'Em Learn Better
I am not sure how I feel about this. Some educators are introducing a radical notion: separating boys and girls in the classroom and teaching to them differently. The teacher interviewed for this article says that based on brain chemistry research - boys and girls are different and need to be taught differently. The reason that boys are predominately labeled as having learning disabilities is that most schools are "girl-focused" some say. Is this a matter of exploiting cultural differences (boys are more physically active and girls are more social because they are taught to be that way) or is this really the way things are on the biological-level (boys are more physically active and girls are more social because their brain chemistry makes them that way)?
Posted by Russell at September 27, 2005 07:53 AM