male150dpi.jpg Gender Specific Education
I chose to research the effects that gender specific education has on students in the classroom and also in society. I’ve always been interested in learning about the different school systems (boarding school, charter school, private school etc). Gender specific schools are something I know very little about, so that’s why I chose to make them my topic for this wiki.

My Favorite Resource
While researching this topic, I found plenty of interesting and useful information. My favorite resource, however, is source 3: Single Sex Schools. This video took a different approach to the topic by weighing the pros and cons of gender specific education. This source provided information on both all-girls schools, and all-boys schools. I think this video is very important when considering single gender schools because it provides psychological reasoning behind the entire concept (boys learn differently than girls). This source sums up the effects of gender specific education in a very clear way.

Top 5 Things I Learned

* The brains of girls and boys develop along different trajectories.
* We now have good evidence that single-sex classrooms CAN break down gender stereotypes (Both girls and boys have more freedom to explore their own
interests and abilities than in the coed classroom.
* Girls and boys learn at a different pace and their brains develop differently (benefiting from a variety of teaching styles).
* Many students report being less distracted in a single gender envoronment.
* Teaching boys and girls separately is no guarantee for success.


Source 1

I found this website on google while researching single gender schools. The website gives a lot of detail on single sex schools and many facts concerning the topic of boys and girls education. I give this website a 3 out of 5, because it could have provided more information from students' point of view.
Source 2

Attending an all-girls school: I found this video on The video is about gender specific schools from the eyes of students themselves. I learned about why these schools appeal to some parents and students, and how an all girls school can be beneficial. I give this video a 5 out of 5 because I enjoyed learning about gender specific schools from actual students with experience.

Source 3

Single sex schools: I found this video on This source provided me with information on both all-girls achools and all-boys schools. The video discusses psychological reasoning behind the entire concept of single gender schools (how boys and girls thrive in different environments). I rate this video 5 out of 5 because it acknowledges that not all students will benefit from gender specific education.

Source 4

I found this website on google while researching gender differences in education. This is a link to a websit summerizing an authors perspective on the topic. I was able to read
excerpts from the book about why it's important to foster differences in the classroom. I rate this website 2 out of 5, only because It didn't provide enough information (wish I could have gotten ahold of the actual book).

Source 5

All Boys School: I found this video on It's a short video of boys singing about the negative aspects of attending an all-boys school. I give this video a 4 out of 5 because I enjoyed learning about these negative aspects from students' point of view in a funny way.

Source 6

Attending an all-boys school: I also found this source on This video is of mulitiple boys who are currently attending an all0boys school. It allows these students to voice their opinions on gender specific schools and the effectiveness of the system. I rate this video 5 out of 5 because it was very informative and the boys seem happy.

Source 7

Gender and Education: I found this short video on youtube. It sheds light on gender stereotyping in coed schools and how children sometimes do not have the opportunity to reach their full potential because of it. I give this source a 5 out of 5 because it has a very possitive message.

Source 8

I found this website on It is a full page of popular links concerning gender specific education. Some of the links are to sources argueing against the idea, while others link to sources supporting the concept. I give this website a 4 out of 5 because although it provided a lot of information, the website was difficult to navigate.