The Effects of Single Gender Versus Coeducational Environments on the Self-Esteem Development and Academic Competence of High School Females

The topic of coeducational versus single gender education has created much discussion and controversy through the years. When looking for environmental benefits for the growth of positive self-esteem development, there has not been a definitive answer to the coeducational versus single gender question. Is one academically superior over the other, when looking at self-esteem development? More

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About Dr. Carol Langlois

Dr Carol is a former University Associate Provost and Dean, trained therapist, researcher, educational consultant and writer. During her training, she counseled hundreds of clients in one-on-one sessions as well as in group settings where her work was with college freshman dealing with transitional and developmental issues on campus. Her primary research focus is female self-esteem development among teens. Her dissertation topic “The effects of single gender versus coeducational environments on the self-esteem development and academic competence of high school females” focused on 15 year old girls in the Bay Area where her research findings showed disturbingly low levels of self-esteem across the board. This staggering discovery has led her to further research this topic. In 2014, she published her book, Girl Talk: Boys, Bullies and Body Image which is a compilation of interviews with teens girls on the topic of self-esteem while offering an effective and practical system designed to RAISE (Resilience, Attitude, Independence, Self-Respect and Empowerment) their self-esteem. An adaptation of book is now a play performed in the SF bay area for parents, teens and educators.

Presently, she hosts a blog ( to offer practical advise and guidance on self-esteem issues as a tool for parents and teens. She also tweets articles, tips and blog posts related to self-esteem under the name SelfEsteemDean Dr Carol can also be found on fb @, Linkedin and twitter @drcarollanglois.

Doctorate in Education from the University of San Francisco
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Fairfield University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Salem State College

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