Single-Sex Education
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A look at single-sex education and why it may not be the best option.
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Are You Pink- or Blue-Brained?

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Think that single-sex education is a sensible idea, since boys and girls learn so differently? Think again. In Slate recently, neuroscientist Lise Eliot, who researches child brain development, and so (Are You Pink- or Blue-Brained?

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Kaitlin Petersen's insight:
This article explores the psychological side of the debate between single-sex education and mixed gender education. It insists that there is not a large difference between males and females. This source is reliable because it is an article from a magazine; instead of one generated from a search engine. I plan to use this article to support claims using the psychological research provided to enhance my reliability in the paper.
"Are You Pink- or Blue-Brained?" The American Prospect. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2013.
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Joe Bueter's comment, April 16, 2013 8:00 PM
Be sure to do a stronger rhetorical analysis to discern whether or not the source is appropriate and ethical for your prospective audience, because the fact that it comes from a magazine doesn't guarantee a source's reliability. The content also seems to be a response to a study.
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Does single-sex education breed sexism?

Does single-sex education breed sexism? | Single-Sex Education | Scoop.it
A Science article argues gender-segregated classrooms reinforce stereotypes.
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This article emphasizes the fact that people need the opposite sex around in order to be in a productive and shaping environment. This source is reliable because again, it is from a website that provides many articles, instead of just one located through a search engine. I plan to use this to enforce the environmental aspect of the debate to show that single-sex education could be detrimental. 
"Does single-sex education breed sexism?" Saloncom RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2013.
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Joe Bueter's comment, April 16, 2013 7:56 PM
This article appears to be reporting on several different studies and articles in places like the New York Times and the American Association of University Women. Seek those sources out instead and allow this to be a background source.
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Single-Sex Education Is Ineffective, Report Says

Single-Sex Education Is Ineffective, Report Says | Single-Sex Education | Scoop.it
The authors of a new study say there is no scientific evidence to support single-sex education, and that it may actually increase gender stereotyping.

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This article explores the idea that single-sex education promotes stereotypes rather than avoid them, which could create very harming environments for students. This source is reliable because it comes from the New York Times, which is a very trusted source of news. I plan to use this source to emphasize the idea that single-sex education creates gender stereotyping in order to provide more reliability. 
Lewin, Tamar. "Single-Sex Education Is Assailed in Report." The New York Times. 23 Sept. 2011. Web. 28 Mar. 2013.
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