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Gender in the USA - Collins Middle School, Salem

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At Collins Middle School in Salem, Massachusetts, teachers are debating revisions to Title IX, the US law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded schools.

Discussion amongst the 110 staff at Collins is intense. Headteacher Mary Manning believes that pupils would benefit from studying in some single-sex classes in the two lower years.

Teachers at the school use special activities to prompt pupils to understand how subtly gender stereotypes function in their consciousness. A dynamic class with 11-year-old boys and girls reveals some surprising assumptions.

Part of the series: Action! Teacher Video

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