All Girls: Single-sex Education and why it Matters

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Riverhead Books, 2002 - Education - 320 pages
In All Girls, acclaimed journalist Karen Stabiner spends a pivotal year with the young women of two very different girls' schools: Marlborough, an elite prep school in Los Angeles, and The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem, an embattled, controversial experiment within the New York City public school system. On both coasts, Stabiner's subjects are fascinating young women on the brink of adulthood, whose choices and academic performance will affect the course of their lives.

All Girls offers an insider's perspective on the daily triumphs and frustrations of teachers and students, parents, and advocates of single-sex education. It dramatically brings to new life the debate about single-sex education and the perils faced by adolescent girls, which Mary Pipher first brought to national attention with her groundbreaking bestseller Reviving Ophelia.

Through Stabiner's vivid, perceptive reporting on her diverse real-life subjects, we recognize our children, our friends, and our relatives. We feel invested in their stories from the very first gripping chapter. The result is an urgent, definitive book for anyone involved in the education of a girl.

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All-girl schools: are they throwbacks to pre-women's lib days or cutting-edge public education systems? Stabiner (To Dance with the Devil: The New War on Breast Cancer) here attempts to uncover the ... Read full review


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Karen Stabiner is the author of the bestselling New York Times Notable Book To Dance with the Devil: The New War on Breast Cancer and Inventing Desire, an acclaimed portrait of the advertising industry. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, and Vogue.

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