Single-Sex Instruction for African-American, Low-Income Students

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dc.contributor.advisor Milner, H. Rich IV
dc.contributor.author Self, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-02T20:38:00Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-02T20:38:00Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/4248
dc.description Teaching and Learning Department capstone project en_US
dc.description.abstract Single-sex instruction is increasingly popular as a means to close the standardized testing achievement gap between White and African-American students. This is especially the case in urban school districts that have high-minority, low-income populations. Research on this topic, which is limited, shows that single-sex instruction generally leads to improved outcomes for students in single-sex instruction in terms of regular attendance, graduation rates, and college acceptance. Some data shows improved standardized test scores. The data is inconsistent in terms of long-term outcomes, like college graduation rates, but is positively correlated with decreased drop-out and unemployment rates. When implemented with a gender equity focus, single-sex instruction can have positive outcomes for African-American, low-income students, both academic and socioemotional. Furthermore, such a setting provides educators the opportunity to better individualize for their students, and for teachers and students to consider the multiple contexts of students’ identities as relevant to the classroom as a result of this intersection of race, gender, and family income. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University. Peabody College en_US
dc.subject Single-sex instruction, African-American, low-income, intersectionality en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Single-sex classes (Education) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational equalization en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African American girls -- Education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African American boys -- Education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Low-income students -- Education en_US
dc.title Single-Sex Instruction for African-American, Low-Income Students en_US
dc.type Capstone en_US
dc.description.college Peabody College of Education and Human Development en_US
dc.description.department Department of Teaching and Learning en_US

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