Once relegated to the dustbins of educational practice, single-sex schools are making somewhat of a comeback in Catholic education. The trend has the support of some child pyschologists.
We examine the phenomenon in the Jan. 25 issue of the newspaper. Among the main interviewees is Dr. Leonard Sax, one of the country's foremost experts on the subject.
Dr. Leonard Sax didn't have a very supportive response when a patient in his private practice in Maryland told him that her son's academic performance improved when she placed him in an all-boys Catholic school.
"I told her that with all due respect, I regarded single-sex education as an antiquated relic," he told Our Sunday Visitor. "She told me, 'With all due respect, you have no idea what you are talking about."
Curious, he visited a similar school and was surprised to see ... Read more.