Outline for Research Paper
a. Sex-segregated schools have gained interest in recent times due to the underachievement of many students.
A. History of sex-segregated classrooms
a. Why were they formed? What was their original intent?
b. Why did co-educational classrooms become so popular?
B. Different learning styles of males and females
a. How do males and females learn?
b. Do sex-segregated classrooms teach according to these learning styles?
C. Advantages of sex-segregated classrooms
a. Allows fluid gender expression
b. Females do better in male-dominated subjects, such as science, in sex-segregated classrooms
c. Less distractions in terms of romantic attractions
i. How do students behave in sex-segregated classrooms?
d. Which demographics of student’s succeed the most in sex-segregated classrooms?
D. Disadvantages of sex-segregated classrooms
a. Traditional gender expectations may become reinforced
b. Some demographics of student’s show little or no improvement in academics
c. Does not give young people opportunities to foster relationships with the opposite sex
d. Popular counterpoints given by critics of sex-segregated classrooms
a. Summarize research findings which show advantages and disadvantages of sex-segregated classrooms