According to brain research (Jensen, 2008), there are known differences in cerebral laterality between males and females. Although our brains are unique, some may believe it is politically incorrect to say there are gender differences and others may stick to the old understanding that males and females are different. or some educators and policy makers it's easy; we should have same-sex schools. For others, it raises questions about who should teach, class size, and instructional strategies.
Can you relate these differences to the brain's executive processes in problem solving and critical thinking? Would these differences dictate a need to change our educational policies and teaching strategies? Why or why not?
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Although brain research is certainly valid, I don't advocate same-sex schools to accommodate. Instead, I believe that we should revise how we teach, not who we teach. Since society is comprised of both genders as well as gay, lesbian, and transgendered people working together in a multicultural arena, schools, too ...
The presence of same-sex schools in terms of brain research is debated briefly.