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Should boys and girls be partnered together for schoolwork?

Asked by: anikasuchakb
  • Of course they should. YES!

    Girls and boys think differently in some areas and same in others. It will give more perspective on a project if they work together. Plus, just because it is a boy and girl does not mean all they will do is flirt and not focus on the project. Some may but the circumstances change. It can make the opposite gender feel different as well. It can make some boys feel not as smart and girls feel regressed to the point that girls aren't allowed to work with the boys. In groups/pairs groups need dynamics.

  • Of course they should; is it even a question?

    Boys and girls should work together, plain and simple. Just because one is different than the other in the way they think and the way the look means nothing when it comes to both working together in school. Some girls are smarter than boys and can think of things boys cannot and vice versa. To limit boys and girls to only working with their respective sex will limit them when it comes to solving problems, developing social skills, and many more aspects in life.

  • Yes! Of course they should!

    As a student at Upper Township Middle School I believe girls and boys should be partnered together for school work because it makes them less distracted and they well never flirt with each other unless they are an annoying guy that likes everyone and ever one knows who they like.

  • Yes! Of course they should!

    As a student at Upper Township Middle School I believe girls and boys should be partnered together for school work because it makes them less distracted and they well never flirt with each other unless they are an annoying guy that likes everyone and ever one knows who they like.

  • Either way Yes

    Either isn't distracting, in which case... WHY NOT???

    Or it is distracting, in which case it will help prepare the students for real life, where you will be partnered with people of the opposite gender.

    So partnering boys and girls together for schoolwork is good either way. 3 more words.

  • Yes they should!

    It will help develop their social skills. It will help boys get used to talking to someone of the opposite gender because chances are they are hanging around with their friends (of the same gender) during break time or lunch. Should boys and girls be partnered together for schoolwork? The answer is YES!

  • Yes, it will help prepare them for the real world.

    Has there ever been a job where you don't associate with the opposite gender? No there hasn't because everyone knows that it takes a village of people to commit and work together. This may not be the perfect village, but there never really was. The only thing that is certain is: you will eventually have to communicate and partner with people of the opposite gender so it's only fair that, as educators, you prepare them for the real world. And the real world is that boys and girls will have to work together one day. So why not now?

  • Point of view

    If you were to pair two boys together on say, a project regarding the economy (failing/ not failing), then most likely they will both agree with the first person that makes a good idea, and won't stray much further away from that. Boys think more or less the same over a whole, as most students would understand just by being in a classroom. But pairing a boy with a girl will cause more conflict that will benefit the research and questions that choose. For example; a boy would think about one particular mainly because that is what most interests his gender, but a girl will introduce a new outlook on the issues that are instructed to be discussed. This makes for a more in-depth investigation on the topic and can give both the boy and the girl a brand new outlook on that particular topic.

  • What the heck

    Of course they should. Arguments about flirting and procrastinating are invalid here. Let your kids be kids . They wanna learn and its important for them to know how to do this with both boys and girls. Restricting them narrows their view of life and hinders personal growth. Yea sure as a parent you are concerned about what your children are involved in but that shouldn't cause you to hinder their growth. Have a little faith in your children and students

  • Sure! Why not?

    Boys and girls should be paired off with each other, whenever possible. Since boys and girls do often have different perspectives, it could/would better prepare them for entry into the real world later on, and to work with and alongside people with different perspectives. Co-Ed classes and work projects are the best.

    Posted by: mplo
  • This would only distract boys and hinder their learning. The girls should be at home cooking.

    We all have a role in society and it's about time we get who's is what correct. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • There are pros to both. But I think single sex education is more efficient

    Having attended an all girls school throughout my high school career I support single sex education. I think that it eliminated distraction and also allows for a more nurturing learning environment. It eliminates the tension and anxiety of speaking out in class and sharing opinions. Even though you don't have male competition you still are challenged by the other female students.

  • No, no, no!

    No! Boys and girls should not be partnered together. In the higher grades, boys and girls in partners will flirt together, and focus more on each other than on the project. Also, boys would rather work with boys, and same for girls. Girls in girl-girl pairs score higher than girls in boy-girl pairs, whose performance was dropped by 50%, (according to a study in 1997) and girls do not improve boys' scores on anything. It doesn't help the boys, and it hurts girls. Single sex pairs are the safe way to go.

  • No no no

    No, no, no! No! Boys and girls should not be partnered together. In the higher grades, boys and girls in partners will flirt together, and focus more on each other than on the project. Also, boys would rather work with boys, and same for girls. Girls in girl-girl pairs score higher than girls in boy-girl pairs, whose performance was dropped by 50%, (according to a study in 1997) and girls do not improve boys' scores on anything. It doesn't help the boys, and it hurts girls. Single sex pairs are the safe way to go.


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isabiscarini says2017-04-10T04:19:16.120
Would have been greatly distressed if my daughter, who recently was graduated from high school, had been in single sex classrooms void of competition with male counterparts. She would not have had as many valuable working group relationships, developing the confidence to go forward into college as an engineering major.
Stoned_bugga says2017-04-10T05:40:21.213
I find this post sexist and i'm triggered.