Assignment 1: Discussion—Sex Segregation
In this assignment, you will explore socially derived gender norms and the role they play in primary education environments.
Assume that a friend is thinking about sending her six-year-old daughter to an all-girls’ school. She has asked for your opinion on whether all-girls’ schools are better for girls in terms of fostering achievement and self-esteem.
Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research sex-segregated education.
Based on your research, respond to the following:
What are your personal views on having sex-segregated education? What do you base these opinions on (personal experience, research, opinions of others, or media reports)?
What, according to scientific literature, are the biological, cultural, or social reasons for or against sex-segregated education? Is there evidence to suggest that there may be academic areas where sex-segregated education for girls or boys is beneficial?
Would sex-segregated education affect self-confidence and self-esteem in students and impact success in work, school, or the social environment?
Would you recommend that your friend send her daughter to an all-girls’ school?
Please note that your responses should represent both girls and boys with regard to your overall assessment of sex-segregated instruction.
Give reasons and examples from research in support of your assertions. Be sure to integrate research and personal views in your response.
Write your initial response in 300–400 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By Saturday, November 15, 2014, post your response to the appropriateDiscussion Area. Through Wednesday, November 19, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.