Evans, Hyacinth L.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Institute of Education
What are the benefits of single sex and coed schooling
Institute of Education Annual: School and college: Educational issues and trends in the Commonwealth Caribbean
Date of Publication
Examines the debate which has resurfaced on the following: gender differences in academic achievement and choice of subjects at the secondary level, decreasing participation of males at the tertiary level, and the issue of the the benefits of single sex and coed schools in Jamaica and some countries of the Caribbean. Against this background, review the research on the effects of single sex and coed schools conducted in Jamaica and other countries and considers implications for policy and action within the Jamaica context. Relates primarily to industrialised countries such as the US, UK, New Zealand, and Australia, and Jamaica, with a tradition of single-sex schooling. Suggests that boys and girls in single-sex schools develop different masculinities than their counterparts in coed schools. Ends with a call for further research on these two types of schools.....