No wonder the sexist SES like single sex education! It creates the conditions for what they seek to produce. However in other conditions, boys and girls turn out quite differently.
In a report published in the Science journal, researchers wrote: "Sex-segregated education is deeply misguided and often justified by weak, cherry-picked or misconstrued scientific claims rather than by valid scientific evidence.
"There is no well-designed research showing that single-sex education improves students' academic performance, but there is evidence that sex segregation increases gender stereotyping and legitimises institutional sexism."
Boys who spend more time in each other's company are more likely to become aggressive and develop behavioural problems, while isolating girls can lead them to accept gender stereotypes, they said.
I'm aware that perhaps this should not be a new thread however after the first page of the other thread, the discussion got taken off-topic and I thought it important that this scientific study would be highlighted.
<edit> oops neglected link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8781907/Children-at-single-sex-schools-more-likely-to-be-sexist.html