In interviews, female teachers at three all-boy schools in three capital cities have disclosed instances of sexism from students, male colleagues and parents.
All-boys' schools often choose texts for English study written by men. But the sexism goes beyond that. They are more likely to shy away from any exploration of gender in literature.
Research shows that teachers are one of the main factors influencing a student’s learning outcomes.
There is no straightforward answer, but research shows there are some key things to consider when choosing a school which might help determine where to send your child.
Haven’t we moved on from this?
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Single-sex schools are in decline in Australia and elsewhere, and for good reason. It's time we stopped segregating kids based on our constructs of sex and gender.
Is there anything to prove the argument that results improve when genders are separated?
In many countries including Australia, gender-segregated instruction is common. Differing structures of single-sex education are offered in both independent and state schools, because it is believed to…