The pros and cons of single sex school

Educational Consultant Kelley King, explains what the pros and cons are for children attending a same sex school and what type of kids it benefits most
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The pros and cons of single sex school

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A single gender education, I think, is really -- The best part of that is that it offers more choices for parents. It really comes down to what works best for the individual child, as well as, parents philosophies about education in order for that to be the best scenario for the child educationally. Single gender education isn't better or worse than anything else, but it adds to a menu of options for parents. There are more options for single gender education at the Middle School level. Some of the research suggests that it's helpful to not have boys and girls distracted by the opposite sex because in Middle School and High School, there is a lot of "peacocking" and other behavior, is really mating behavior; even though we don't like to think of it that way. Middle School and High School is more common options. That's what's good for kids.

Educational Consultant Kelley King, explains what the pros and cons are for children attending a same sex school and what type of kids it benefits most

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Kelley King

Educational Consultant & Author

Kelley King has been a K-12 public school educator for over 25 years with work in the areas of school administration, gifted education and special education. Kelley is currently the Associate Director of the Gurian Institute and provides on-site and online workshops for parents and teachers internationally. Kelley is a co-author, with Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens, of two books on education: Strategies for Teachings Boys and Girls: A Workbook for Elementary Educators and Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls: A Workbook for Secondary Educators. Kelley finished her third book entitled Writing the Playbook, a guide for principals on creating schools that honor the unique strengths and characteristics of boys. Kelley is the mother of an 18-year-old son and a 16-year-old daughter.

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