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melibotas
melibotas asks:
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Is it true that gender does not matter with education but the ability of each gender to learn?

In Topics: School and Academics
> 60 days ago

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aqblickley
aqblickley writes:
Hi melibotas,

As far as the ability of each gender to learn, studies often show slight differences in the way girls and boys learn information, but these are generalizations that are often made from large-scale studies. They cannot account for individual differences. The article that you read does explain some of the typical differences that are found between genders, but again, these are not hard and fast rules. The ability and interests of individuals vary, regardless of gender.

As for the point about gender and education, studies differ in their findings. Some studies have shown single gender education to be instrumental in higher achievement, while others don't find a difference in students taught in a single or dual gender environment.

All in all, the findings are mixed on the subject. I'm including an article in the Resources section below that goes into some of the benefits and research surrounding single gender education. Hope it includes some helpful information for you!

Alex

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