Should Single-Gender Education Be an Option for Families or Should All Public Schools Be Co-Ed?

This Should Single-Gender Education Be an Option for Families or Should All Public Schools Be Co-Ed? lesson plan also includes:

Single-gender education at public expense? A matrix that summarizes the views of teachers, students, parents, administrators, policy makers, and employers for and against single-gender education, as well as a a fact sheet provide the background individuals need to formulate an opinion on whether single-gender education should be an option in public schools. Individuals use an opinion continuum to chart their classmates' responses to the question.

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Pros

  • Sentence frames are provided that model for pollsters how to ask for additional information and supportive reasoning
Cons

  • Preview the "Getting Oriented" article to determine if the views presented are appropriate for your classroom
  • Consider concluding the exercise with an activity that brings the entire class together for a final discussion of the topic