Perceptions and Experiences of Single-Sex Public Education | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Perceptions and Experiences of Single-Sex Public Education

April 5, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Sara Goodkind and Students

 

Providing New Opportunities or Reinforcing Old Stereotypes?  

Students' and Other Stakeholders'

Perceptions and Experiences of Single-Sex Public Education

 

Sara Goodkind, Social Work and Women's Studies

with students, Lisa Schelbe, Andrea Joseph, Daphne Beers, and Stephanie Pinsky


 

This presentation includes findings from a community-based participatory research project focused on single-sex public education.  Data were collected at Pittsburgh's Westinghouse High School, which was reconfigured into two single-gender academies in the fall of 2011.  The research team, consisting of faculty and students from the University of Pittsburgh and students from Westinghouse, collected data throughout the school year on the perceptions and experiences of students, parents, teachers, and other school staff.  While the experimentation with single-sex education at Westinghouse was brief, lasting less than one school year, the data collected reveal intended and unintended effects relevant for the broad movement towards single-sex public education in the U.S.

 

 


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