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How Teaching Became Women's Work

A majority of teachers around the world are women -- why? Cristen and Caroline chart the feminization of the teaching profession and how gender at the front of the classroom affects student learning.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen explore the surprisingly feminist origins and history of Home Economics, an academic discipline that's often referred to as Family and Consumer Sciences today.

Some theorists suggest that single-sex classrooms create more effective learning environments, while others disagree. Tune in as Molly and Cristen weigh the arguments for and against gender-segregated classrooms in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.