Journal Article

Single-sex Education: What Does Research Tell Us?

September 20, 2010

Revue Fran‡aise de P‚dagogie, No. 171, April/May/June 2010, pp. 47-55

External Link

There has been considerable research and policy debate internationally about whether single-sex schooling yields academic and social advantages for girls and/or boys. This article outlines some of the findings from research on single-sex education conducted in English-speaking countries. In particular, it looks at research on the impact of single-sex schooling on academic achievement, subject take-up, personal and social development, and adult outcomes. In doing so, it attempts to provide a critical perspective on some of the key issues involved in comparing the two settings.

Publication Details


Institut National de Recherche P‚dagogique

Place of Publication


Date of Publication

September 20, 2010

ESRI Series

Journal Article