From the book jacket:
Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty
years ago, doctors and researchers didnt think so. Back then, most experts
believed that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to
differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends.
It's hard to cling to that belief today. An avalanche of research over the past
twenty years has shown that sex differences are more significant and profound
than anybody guessed. Sex differences are real, biologically programmed, and
important to how children are raised, disciplined, and educated.
In Why Gender Matters
, psychologist and family physician Dr. Leonard Sax
leads parents through the mystifying world of gender differences by explaining
the biologically different ways in which children think, feel, and act. He
addresses a host of...
Beyond the Book
Sax is the founder of the National
Association for Single-Sex Public Education
- the NASSPE website is
extremely comprehensive and contains much of the same information as his book.
Eight years ago, only four public schools in the United
States offered single-sex educational opportunities. As of January 2006, at
least 211 public schools in the United States are offering gender-separate
educational opportunities. Most of those are coeducational schools with all or
some of their classrooms run on a single-sex basis, but 44 are completely