Stephen Downes

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The Eide's refer to research that shows that boys and girls process verbal comprehension in different ways and discuss the need for gender-appropriate teaching strategies. "One wonders whether right hemispheric language approaches for boys (e.g. analogy, word associations, voice, imagery, inductive learning) and left hemispheric languages for girls (direct semantic learning, deductive learning)might be a better way to help more students reach a high level of language mastery." I have not heard of any curriculum in public education that allows for different teaching approaches for boys and girls, but the research shows that is necessary. -HJ

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