Rethinking Single-sex teaching: Gender, school subjects and learning

Gabrielle Ivinson, Patricia Murphy

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The retreat to single-sex classes in co-educational comprehensive schools in the UK reflects a long history where educational policy and practice has made explicit the belief that boys and girls are different in how they learn and what they should learn. However, there is also a common assumption that there is equality in what is made available to learn and, if there is not, then single-sex organisation achieves this.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerkshire
Number of pages220
ISBN (Print)0335220401, 978-0335220403
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2007

Bibliographical note

This book was awarded the Society of Educational Studies prize in 2008


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