Single-sex classrooms remove the confines of traditional gender binaries and allow students to embrace gender fluidity (Schmidt, 2020)

In a year-long study conducted in Single-Gender Initiative (SGI) classes iSchmidt (2020) found that single-sex classrooms do not reinforce a rigid dichotomy of male and female gender traits. Schmidt (2020) acknowledges the potential for rigidity when schools design and program specifically for the single-sex environments, yet her findings indicate that even when this does occur, social fluidity within these social spaces will disrupt any (inadvertent) stereotypical gender norm and the freedom of a space filled with same-sex "bodies" allows students to perform their gender in any way they choose.
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