Date of Award

Spring 6-3-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Courtney Wolfgang

Second Advisor

Shana Cinquemani

Third Advisor

Brian Bergeon


This thesis explores the history of women's access to education and the issues of gender disparity in education. I focus on single-gendered schools as I write from personal experience to describe the benefits for individuals in single-gender educational systems. I cite conflicting research on how men and women learn regarding biological, cognitive, and developmental differences. I illuminate some of the benefits of single-gendered education through research, experience, and personal communications. I write about the controversies and disparities regarding education and single-gender schools. I document research on the issues women face in education and the politics of women’s bodies and minds in educational spaces. In these spaces,I explore the importance of educating individuals and provide evidence for the importance of inclusion and accessibility.

Included in

Art Education Commons



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