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Are gender-divided classrooms the answer to address gender based differences in learning styles of boys and girls?
The Merinews article by Dr Lalit Kishore "Do Men and Women Learn Differently?" has been the part of discussion groups in institutions of education, gender equity groups and social work courses. The article has been cited and recommended for further reading by CourtsbLoG on the internet.

There are posts on this blog which subscribe differentiated learning, female friendly education, feminist pedagogy, social pedagogy and gender divided classrooms.

"Looking at boys and girls there is obvious physical differences and similarities. Stereotypically, when baby boys and girls are born, the boys wear blue and the girls wear pink. At birth, we already start to take on our gender role as women and men. These roles usually take us through adulthood, telling us that women wear their hair longer and men shorter, or girls wear makeup and boys don't. We are also similar because we all have brains, hearts and arms. These are some ways boys and girls are similar and different in the real world, but those examples are all physical, what about how they are different and similar mentally?" questions the blog.

Some blog entries subscribe for gender divided classrooms as follows.

-Gender stereotypes, negative labels, and physical/mental differences and similarities exist everywhere in society.

 -Gender divided classrooms are gaining popularity among public schools around the United States. ?Many studies support gender divided classrooms because they give substantial evidence that they are better than co-ed classrooms in comparison.

-Males and females learn differently and gender stereotypes have lead girls to do significantly worse than boys in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ( STEM) areas. The gender divided classrooms changed these patterns significantly.

 - We are for gender divided classrooms because we see many benefits of single-sex classrooms, and have research to prove that it works. We need to put our children on the fast track to learning and give them every opportunity to do that.

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