From Ken Wallace – This article on the front page of Education Week this week
illustrates the nurture vs. nature element in the discussion of
physiological (particularly brain) differences between boys and girls.
For some researchers like Janet Hyde it seems very important to
portray gender differences as social constructs, and, although, I absolutely
believe in brain plasticity, I think speaking on behalf of äll “good, modern
neuroscientist”(s) seems a tab presumptuous. It illustrates the frequent
intersection of politics and research on the topic, and schools are always
smack in the middle of it.
I’d be particularly interested in Leonard Sax’s take on the assertions stated here.