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Coed schools are a better option than single-sex schools

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Started: 12/25/2018 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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elizzle

Pro

A coeducational school is better for kids because it gives an opportunity to learn how to communicate and deal with both girls and boys. It allows kids to cooperate and grow in an environment exposed to diversity.
mikaloviche

Con

In a single sex school the education is based on learning and academia. If you have both sexes there it is unequal. The girls have been doing better than the boys and they have paid attention. The boys are distracted. So 20 years ago they said boys did better and girls suffered now it is the other way round. Girls excel but in a mixed school they do poorly. Boys do better on own too. Forget the human aspects of the interaction all that socialization is probably great. But we are talking about learning. Are school places for pastoral care, Human behaviour, Where do we learn these things. At school is at the expense of learning. I contend that each sex does better in a single sex environment and to that end I proport that for the highest academic outcome this is true. If you want to make schools learn about girls and boys and interact all well and good but that is another topic. In my state the results are in, Boys distract girls and schools that were single sex now co-ed are changing back. We have become a society of social behaviouralists and we spend more time wanting equality and it fits todays models that we give every one a chance and for some reason people have decided that single sex schools are bad so they skew the data to support the stats they like. I have taught in 300 schools as a specialist learning teacher both single sex and coed. The boys are so far behind now as the emphasis years ago the girls had to catch up and now they are top scoring. Concentrate on high marks, Learning forget the girl boy stuff that can happen at home or play or out of school. The question is not if boys and girls love being together at school ( I loved it ) I did poorly couldn't concentrate. So I rest my case for now. Only problem is co ed schools have many more challenges and sexist diferentation when it comes to deliniati subjects and curriculum and sometimes girls miss out cause the stuffy old maths teacher can't get with the program and is still subliminaly preferenes
Debate Round No. 1
elizzle

Pro

You're saying that in coed schools students are distracted, But what will happen if they find a job in some office, Where they will have to face the reality and cooperate, Talk, Negotiate with other people? And not necessarily of the same gender. Single-sex schools can cause a problem for the future of the students as they will lack good social skills. And if we're talking about being distracted because of flirting, Then let's just say that it can happen anywhere at any time, In coed or single-sex schools. You can't avoid it.
Boys and girls learn differently, Yes, But that's a good thing. If, Say, A girl doesn't understand something, Her classmates (boys, Girls, Whoever) can explain it to her. And vice versa. By the way, Not all girls can make friends with other girls, Same for boys. The environment in an only-girls environment can be pretty tough, Not everyone can handle it. In coed schools these kids have more chances to find friends and not feel alone.
School is not just about learning. It's not an inaccessible castle where kids are held on the leash just to study, Study and study. It's a place where they get their knowledge, Learn to communicate and to learn from their own mistakes.
mikaloviche

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Debate Round No. 2
elizzle

Pro

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mikaloviche

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by anc2006 2 years ago
anc2006
Well single-sex schools could eventually making every single person in the entire school homosexual or asexual unless they have friends outside school. That may be good and bad.
Posted by Anonymous03 3 years ago
Anonymous03
School is about learning, But not just academically; I'd argue school places an equally high focus on teamwork and socialising, With parts of the curriculum dedicated to this.
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