I love St. Kate’s.

When I teach — almost always women only — I know we talk about subjects that some students would find uncomfortable if there were men in the room. Is that enough of a reason for single-gender education? No, so tune in to MPR on Thursday, March 31st at 9am, to find out more.

Here is some information about tomorrow’s show, from Julie Michner, the Media and Public Relations Manager at St. Catherine University.

MPR’s Midmorning show with Kerri Miller will discuss single gender education this week as part of a week-long dialogue on educational issues.

The pro and con discussion of single gender education will feature:

Janet Hyde, Ph.D.,

Hyde is a Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Here’s a link to a study she co-authored that said there was no gender-based differences in math performance. Here’s her page at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Leonard Sax, Ph.D.

Sax is the founder and executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education. His first book, Why Gender Matters: what parents and teachers need to know about the emerging science of sex differences was published in hardcover by Doubleday (2005) and in an expanded softcover edition by Random House (2006). His second book, Boys Adrift: The five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys, was published by Basic Books in 2007; an expanded softcover edition was published in January 2009. His third book, Girls on the Edge: the four factors driving the new crisis for girls, will be published by Basic Books in April 2010. More information about Dr. Sax is available on his personal web page.

Interesting to me, from any point of view (Marketing, Educational, or otherwise), is that no one from St. Kate’s will be on the show, given that we are the largest college for women in the United States.

3 responses to “Single Gender Education, MPR and St. Kates – Tune in Thursday, March 31st at 9 am”

  1. Kathleen Avatar

    So one could assume that St. Kates was either approached and turned the offer down (hard to believe that happened) or they were never contacted, which would make me wonder what demographic was contacted.

    1. Sara Geneva Noreau Kerr Avatar

      The discussion is about K-12 public single gender education. However, much of what is being discussed applies to the college experience. The guests have discussed scientific findings, approaches to teaching boys and girls etc. You can Tweet a comment to @KerriMPR


  2. Leah Avatar

    Wow! This is interesting. I will have to stream it at work and listen. I am also a little disappointed that St. Kate’s won’t be featured, especially since we’re local AND we’re are a nationally recognized woman’s university.

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