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

Juliet A. Williams


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 through 12. This book provides an in-depth analysis of controversies sparked by recent efforts to separate boys and girls at school. Reviewing evidence from research studies, court cases, and hundreds of news media reports on local single-sex initiatives, the author offers fresh insight into popular conceptions of the nature and significance of gender differences in education and beyond.

Keywords: single-sex education, public schools, gender difference, education, boys, girls

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520288959
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520288959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juliet A. Williams, author
University of California Los Angeles