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Same sex schools are bad for all concerned.

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Started: 3/9/2018 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Boys and girls must learn together. In same sex classes, fights and violence are rife.
The presence of both boys and girls makes everything well balanced: teenagers can make new friends and perhaps fall in love, too.
Once I was in a class where there were only 3 girls with 15 boys...There was almost a WAR going on, so I know what I'm talking about.
Try to prove me wrong, guys!


Using a personal example actually doesn't prove your argument. Your class being wild is not indicative of your school. Nor is it indicative of your city. Or your state. Or the country.

I don't see how people couldn't make friends at a same-sex school. Friend do not have to be of the opposite gender. And falling in love at such a young age isn't necessary. I don't think that should be a reason to prefer mixed schools to same-sex. And even then, you can fall in love at a same-sex school too so...

Moving on to my own arguments:

Same-sex schools actually have many benefits. In all-girl schools, girls don't feel like enjoying math or sciences makes them "weird" or "odd". They also are more free to pursue certain classes traditionally dominated by boys like math and science.

"There"s a widespread belief that single sex schools help to challenge gender stereotypes and broaden the educational aspirations of both girls and boys. Single sex schools enable girls and boys to feel free to learn and discover any subject, with girls able to pursue interest in male-dominated subjects such as maths and science and boys able to explore music and the arts. Indeed, at the 26 Girls" Day School Trust schools and academies, girls are more than twice more likely to opt for science or engineering degrees at university level than girls nationally."

It can also benefit boys. They are less likely to be bullied for being interested in subjects that are traditionally dominated by girls.

"Some research and reports from educators suggest that single-sex education can broaden the educational prospects for both girls and boys. Advocates claim co-ed schools tend to reinforce gender stereotypes, while single-sex schools can break down gender stereotypes. For example, girls are free of the pressure to compete with boys in male-dominated subjects such as math and science. Boys, on the other hand, can more easily pursue traditionally "feminine" interests such as music and poetry. "

It is a belief that boys and girls learn differently and suiting both genders' needs in mixed school can be difficult for teachers. Same-sex schools make it easier to focus in on different learning styles.

"Tailor Learning To Boy-Specific Needs
Many experts agree that boys and girls learn in different styles. An all-boys school allows teachers to make slight but significant changes to the way they teach " for instance volume of speaking voice, frequent checks of understanding to maintain focus on the topic, incorporation of motion into learning activities and use of mild team-based competition. This is effective in increasing boys' engagement with the class material and their work ethic.
Encourage Participation In Non-Traditional Subjects
There is a higher participation of boys in non-traditional subjects and extra-curricular activities at single-sex schools. At mixed school, many boys shy away from joining things like choir or drama for fear of being branded unmasculine. At an all-boys school, they can worry less about fitting a gender stereotype, because all participants are boys.

Reduce Pressure On The Non-Sporty
In mixed schools, girls tend to dominate student leadership, organisation and academic honours. This means that boys tend to retreat instead into a more narrowly defined sphere of power where they can assert their own dominance-- almost always sports. This tends to disempower all those boys who are not naturally sporty. In an all-boys school, all the power -- and all the responsibility -- must rest with boys, and they respond well to that challenge."

For girls:

"Build Their Confidence In The Classroom
Many girls worry about appearing "geeky" or "nerdy" in front of boys, so in the classroom they are embarrassed to raise their hands and step forward with their thoughts. At an all girls school they won"t have this inhibition, so they may have more confidence to contribute to class discussions and ask questions, which will help their learning in the long run.

Reduce The Amount Of Classroom Disruption
Studies have shown that young boys tend to be more disruptive in the classroom in a mixed-school environment. When teachers have to stop the class to talk to them, it interrupts the lesson and wastes your daughters learning time.

Increase Their Opportunity For Sport Involvement
Participation of girls in sport clubs is a lot higher in all-girls schools. This is because in a mixed gender school, sports resources tend to be aimed more at boys" sport participation. Additionally, around boys, many teenage girls are self conscious of the way they look doing sports, so will refrain from taking part.

Boost Female Independence
All-girls schools can also contribute a great deal to female self-esteem and independence. Teenage girls can see that they don't need boys to make them strong and powerful and that girls can excel in typically male dominated fields such as maths and science."
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Posted by TPPDJT 3 years ago
Pro ftw
Posted by Pretaxdrc 3 years ago
The only benefit I see from a mixed gender classroom atmosphere is perhaps as the child grows up, the child is more comfortable interacting with members of the opposite gender.

Personally I don't schools need to encourage or rather offer a platform for children to fall in love. It just isn' t the right age.

Yes, interacting with a mixed crowd as you grow up is definitely beneficial in the long run. Probably the only benefit.
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