A feature on the New York Times website which caught my eye today makes fascinating reading. It starts by introducing Leonard Sax, an American doctor who is abandoning his career to become a full-time advocate of single-sex education.
Sax thinks hard-wired gender differences make it damaging for boy and girls to sit in class together, and argues that that single-sex schooling can help children who are low achievers in a co-ed context. Similar ideas are already catching on in the American public education system, with ballooning numbers of single-sex classrooms and even schools.
Do you think boys and girls need to be treated differently by their teachers? Or does gender segregation simply reinforce unhelpful stereotypes? What are your experiences of single-sex or mixed education?