Over 400 public schools in the United States offer single-gender classes or programs, and the number of schools contemplating such initiatives is growing at a rapid pace. In this book, David W. Chadwell, the first state coordinator for single-gender programs, offers a step-by-step process with practical planning tools for implementing high-quality single-sex programs and schools.
Organized into three parts-considering, designing, and implementing single-gender initiatives in local school sites and districts-this resource includes detailed, essential information on
Restructuring to accommodate single-gender classes
Communicating with parents and overcoming resistance
Understanding relevant legal issues
Facilitating instructional changes
Creating a 1- to 3-year plan
Featuring numerous vignettes, current demographic data, and critical insights for professional development, A Gendered Choice provides everything educators need to know about creating single-gender schools or programs.