Co-Education and Gender:The End of the Experiment?


  • Ian Clark Lancaster University (UK)



This article has two inseparable aims: (a) to analyse the relative merits of single-sex and co-educational constructs on self-concept, academic performance and academic engagement; (b) to investigate the manner in which each type of schooling interacts with the individual student; student “peers,” close family, and teachers.


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Author Biography

Ian Clark, Lancaster University (UK)

Ian Clark graduated with an honors degree in 1999. After a year working within the Japanese state education system in a variety of establishments, he studied to become a state school teacher of 11-adult age students in the UK at Manchester University. While studying for this degree he participated on many short-term international teaching projects in countries as diverse as Romania, Saudi Arabia and China. After graduation, he returned to Saudi Arabia for a short time before embarking on an MA in Educational Research at Lancaster University in 2002, ostensibly the first year of a PhD in the field. Ian Clark now lives and works in southern China where he continues his PhD work at the University of Hong Kong.




How to Cite

Clark, I. (2004). Co-Education and Gender:The End of the Experiment?. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 12, 41.