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

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All Girls, All Boys, All Good—The Benefits of Single-Sex Education

Follows the rise to prominence of the term gender neutral in debates over issues ranging from pronouns to parenting to public restrooms. Conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses of almost one thousand articles from four major newspapers—over a forty-year period—that mention the term gender neutral, to advance understanding of this key term in recent gender politics.

Presents political sex scandals as a critical site for understanding contemporary formations of masculinity under conditions of neoliberalism. Follows the resurgence in interest, since the s,in single-sex education across the United States, with many public schools creating all-boys and all-girls classes for students in grades K through Provides an in-depth analysis of controversies sparked by recent efforts to separate boys and girls at school. Examines US news media reports on "temporary marriage" to disclose how critical omissions and misrepresentations simultaneously exoticize gender relations in Islamic societies while normalizing gender oppression in the West.

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Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality The Separation Solution? and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality Searching for solutions, reformers in Detroit, Milwaukee, Baltimore, and other inner-city school .

Examines, from a variety of perspectives, how political sex scandals take shape, gain momentum, and alter the U. By developing the terms gender, education, race, ethnicity and examining how men and women learn and react to learning styles differently exudes a sociological and biological argument respectively. Moreover, Williams did not not conduct any studies herself, but furthered the discussion based on court cases, research studies, and news and media studies in local areas.

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Crenshaw, who coined the term intersectionality, continually examines how women of color can be marginalized by feminist and antiracist agendas especially in single-sex education. This way, students can be successful with techniques geared toward their specific gender.

Williams continually frames the discourse on single-sex public education in terms of interesectionality to thoroughly illustrate one of main controversies over over black single-sex institutions—black girls. This concept introduced how they are specifically marginalized more so than their peers by single-sex specifically black institutions.

Williams examines not just the way intersectionality is used to characterize identities, but also how it is used to characterize the politics on the issue as well. Queer students are overlooked and only mentioned in a couple pages at the conclusion as way of afterthought. The discussion needs to be expanded to fit the ever-changing definitions of gender and sexuality.

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It is a significant gap in the argument to overlook the specifics of whether a student who identifies as one gender but bears a different sex is forced to conform to the male-female binary, and how this argument can be used for future discussion on single-sex public education. Ultimately, The Separation Solution reads extremely informative as it provides well-framed, fact based arguments for and against the formation of single-sex public schools.

Government officials and school board officials as well as anyone in the field of education should read this book because it poses relevant information on what it means to separate gender in learning environments, and how other factors have to be considered in this separation. Moreover, Williams makes note how putting the spotlight on marginalized categories may seek to provide fair learning environments but in fact generates social divides that created disadvantages and advantages for specific groups in the first place. So we are finally left to consider whether gender-specific problems really garner gender-specific solutions.

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