Optimizing Middle School Education

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Optimizing Middle School Education: Single Gender Classes and Class Size : 

Optimizing Middle School Education: Single Gender Classes and Class Size Ansleigh Fantaski The Walker School

Who Does It Effect? : 

Who Does It Effect? Single Gender Classes Class Size Girls: more concerned about others Boys: competitive Depends on learning styles Girls receive a more personal education. Without the boys in the class they can be less distracted. Boys get to be more like boys; competitive, rough, and generally more involved with being the best. Most middle school students prefer a small to medium class. Large: offers more opinions but also more distractions. Medium: even opinions less distractions Small: fewer opinions, closer to teacher, few to no distractions.

Single Gender Classes : 

Single Gender Classes Boys Girls Self concerned Less concerned about others Competitive Not as involved More demanding Less creative Group concerns Work well together Competitive in a not too obvious way More creative More willing/less set in certain ways

Mixed Gender : 

Mixed Gender Opinions from opposite perspectives Difference in opinion Rival competition Opportunity to work with opposite gender

Small Classes : 

Small Classes Less people to distract Easier to keep classroom control Less opinions Easier discussions

Medium Classes : 

Medium Classes Equal opinions to distractions Benefit of more opinions and better group activities

Large Classes : 

Large Classes More opinions More ways to look at the same problem More distractions Less one on one with teacher

Student : 

Student Learning styles effect the results of classroom atmospheres Easily distracted children? Very competitive children? Personal preferences

Teacher : 

Teacher Can prefer different classes May not be good at controlling large groups My prefer to only teach one gender

Optimizing Middle School Education: Single Gender Classes and Class Size : 

Optimizing Middle School Education: Single Gender Classes and Class Size Ansleigh Fantaski The Walker School

Works : 

Works Brown, Linnea. “Making Strides with Single-Gender Education.” Hernando Today. Florida. 18 July 2008. <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nfh&AN=2W62W62573187419&site=ehost-live>. Fantaski, Ansleigh. “Comparing Education”. Survey. 24 February 2009. Gutierrez, Karen. "Single-gender class results mixed. One problem: Boys will be boys”. The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati. 29 April, 2004. <http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/04/29/loc_kygender.html>. Hopkins, Gary. “The Debate Over Class Size Part 1: Class Size Does matter!”. Education World. 16 February, 1998. <http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues024.shtml>. Sax, Leonard. Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Gender Differences. Broadway Books. New York. 2005. Winerip, Michael. “Good Teachers + Small Classes = Quality Education”. The New York Times. New York, NY. 26 May 2004. <http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/26/education/26memo.html?ex=1400904000&en=40b89c847c81481c&ei=5007&partner=USERLAND>.

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