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Rethinking Gender Equality

Juliet A. Williams

in Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288959
eISBN:
9780520963788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288959.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter begins by discussing the rise of single-sex education in K-12 public school classrooms across the United States. It then sets out the book’s purpose, which is to offer insight into the ... More


Single-Sex Education and the Popular Neuroscience of Sex Difference

Juliet A. Williams

in Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288959
eISBN:
9780520963788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288959.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses the rise to prominence of new voices in the campaign to bring single-sex education to public schools, once federal funding for single-sex initiatives became available. Among ... More


Single-Sex Education, Pros and Cons

Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett

in The Truth About Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151634
eISBN:
9780231525305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151634.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses how single-sex education is being deemed as a solution to the high attrition rates in U.S. public schools. Black and Hispanic students perform worse than whites; and students ... More


What about the Girls?

Juliet A. Williams

in Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288959
eISBN:
9780520963788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288959.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter demonstrates how a focus on educational equity for disadvantaged girls helped redeem and revive the cause of single-sex education. In the wake of the controversy over proposals to create ... More


Different but Equal?: Reflections on the Future of Gender Discourse

Juliet A. Williams

in Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288959
eISBN:
9780520963788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288959.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This concluding chapter considers what the single-sex education debates reveal about prevailing understandings of gender in the early decades of the twenty-first century. The renewed push to make ... More


Single-Sex Education in Historical Perspective

Juliet A. Williams

in Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288959
eISBN:
9780520963788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288959.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter presents a historical overview of different justifications that have been presented for separating students by sex in K-12 school settings. Over the course of the nineteenth century, the ... More


“We’ve Got to Try Something”: The Male Academy Initiatives

Juliet A. Williams

in Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288959
eISBN:
9780520963788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288959.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter explains how single-sex education emerged in the late 1980s to address the public education crisis in inner-city schools. In this period, education reformers proposed single-sex ... More


Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality

Juliet A. Williams

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288959
eISBN:
9780520963788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288959.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Since the 1990s, there has been a resurgence of interest in single-sex education across the United States, and many public schools have created all-boys and all-girls classes for students in grades K ... More


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