October 31, 2006

Schools Just for Boys


The Field School of Charlottesville, Virginia, is one of many schools for boys using the recent research on boy development as the rationale for a single-gender learning environment. They remind us that in the middle of the 20th century, all boy schools were common... until the 1970's and the passing of the Title 9 of the Civil Rights Act.

The Field School says that just some of the benefits of an all boy environment include...a faculty experienced in teaching, coaching and counseling boys, one which understands boys’ issues, school program tailored to the style and tempos of boys’ learning, and by a more unified educational purpose. A boys’ school also provides an open, positive school environment, where boys are encouraged to be well rounded in all school activities from arts to athletics to service.

It really does sound inviting. On their website the Field School even provides links to websites and articles in support of their single-gender approach.

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