David Chadwell is the nation's first Coordinator for Single-Gender Education at the state level. In July 2007 David was hired by the South Carolina Department of Education to support single-gender initiatives. Since that time, the number of schools with single-gender programs has grown from 40 to over 200. He has worked with single-gender education since 2004.
David is the author the book A Gendered Choice: Designing and Implementing Single-Gender Programs and Schools to be published by Corwin Press in December 2009.
David's approach to single-gender education comes from the combination of fourteen years as a classroom teacher, three years as an administrator of a single-gender program, knowledge about recent research on gender differences, and a statewide view of organizing, training, and troubleshooting teaching within single-gender programs. His unique perspective combines the practical aspect of the teacher, the organizational issues of an administrator, and theoretical concerns of researchers.
David's work has included:
Serving as a resource for administrators and teachers of single-gender programs.
Authoring a book on creating and implementing single-gender program, to be published in December 2009 by Corwin Press.
Conducting presentations at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of issues related to gender differences and single-gender education.
Coordinating and hosting state and national conferences on single-gender education.
Designing and implementing a single-gender middle school program.
Teaching an all-boys middle school advisory program.
Collecting data on single-gender classes.
Supporting interest in single-gender education through information sessions, newsletters, website development, and on-line resources.
Appearing in media sources such as: MSNBC, ABCNews On-line, New York Times Magazine, NPR, Education Week, Education Next, USA Today, and multiple state and local newspapers.
David has worked with over 300 schools across South Carolina and elsewhere (Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington DC). He is available to work with schools, districts, and states with the following topics:
Designing a single-gender program that is legal.
Introducing gender differences to teachers.
Training teachers in gender differences and classroom implications.
Developing a single-gender advisory program.
Designing professional development for sustaining a single-gender program.
Conducting research with a single-gender program.
David CHADWELL: A Gendered Choice: Designing and Implementing Single-Sex Programs and Schools. Corwin Press, 2009.