According to brain research (Jensen, 2008), there are known differences in cerebral laterality between males and females. Although our brains are unique, some may believe it is politically incorrect to say there are gender differences and others may stick to the old understanding that males and females are different. For some educators and policy makers it's easy; we should have same-sex schools. For others, it raises questions about who should teach, class size, and instructional strategies. Can you relate these differences to the brain’s executive processes in problem solving and critical thinking? Would these differences dictate a need to change our educational policies and teaching strategies? Why or why not?
Can you relate these differences to the brain’s executive processes in problem solving and critical thinking?
Research demonstrates physical difference between male and female brains (Jenson, 2008, p.32). “These structural differences may account for behavioral, developmental, and cognitive-processing differences between males and females”(Jensen, 2008, p. 32). Jensen points out that these difference may account for the fact that boys generally outperform girls on spatial tasks, while girls generally outperform boys on verbal and reading skills early in life (Jens