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Gurian writes approvingly of the '50s-style classrooms "that kept a lot of boys in line. His study, however, has since been attacked as unreliable by Elizabeth Spelke, a Harvard psychology professor. Some of them are baseless, using the language of science to cloak an absence of serious research; others are built on tenuous studies, with methodological flaws and narrow margins of ificance. The lack of hard findings on the real-world difference between boys' and girls' brains hasn't slowed down the impulse to change education.
Though written by a family therapist whose PhD came from a now-shuttered diploma mill, "Men Are From Mars" for a time outsold the Bible. There are now more than such classrooms in the United States, with more in the offing. While co-education is surely best for most Americans, we should also allow parents the opportunity to enroll their children in single-sex charter schools that give more discipline for boys, more safety for girls, and more targeted support for both genders.
Nonetheless, more policy makers, employers, parents, and teachers appear to be buying into the notion of great gender differences in cognitive abilities.
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Sax's argument that ses have a brain-based advantage when it comes to learning math" is based on a very small study in which 19 participants looked either at faces or at a small white circle, while the blood flow in their brains was measured by an MRI. The idea that men and women are cognitively different has deep historical roots.
The SAT scores themselves are misleading as well. When that study was published earlier this year in ,ady, its coauthor, James Pennebaker of the University of Texas, Austin, made a specific point of debunking Brizendine's claims. One key piece of evidence is that boys tend to dominate the upper reaches of SAT math scores: In the top 1 percent of scorers on the SAT math test, for instance, boys widely out girls.