In addition to this competitiveness, boys and girls will have the possibility of gaining more confidence if taught in separate environments. It is apparent that boys and girls learn differently from one another. Therefore, the focus should be on how each gender learns in a single-sex school. This emphasis could be more advantageous for higher grades. As Malik argues, “in single-sex schools, the teacher is able to concentrate on the learning styles of each sex and uses variety of pedagogical strategies to bring out the best in each student” (159).
INTRODUCTION Many parents and educators are led to believe that single-sex education can eliminate the distractions for students in the classroom. There is evidence that suggests that there are significant gains for children who attend single-sex schools, especially girls, and that these schools encourage the students to flourish. However, there is an ongoing debate about the impact that single-sex schools have on both the academic achievement and social skills, and there are studies that suggest with an increase in gender stereotyping comes problematic behaviors. (Van Thompson, Demand Media) Coeducation is seen as improving educational efficiency (Woody, 1929) and encouraging a positive social relationship between boys and girls. However, some studies, such as that by Coleman (1961), indicated that coeducation had a negative effect on girls’ academic achievement due to the peer pressure to prioritise relations with the opposite sex rather than schoolwork.
Benefits of Co-ed Schools The topic of effectiveness between single-sex schools and co-ed schools has been an on- going debate throughout the years. Single-sex schools are schools divided by gender rather than being mixed. They are growing more popular as learning is easier without the distraction of the opposite gender which may also result to higher grades and standardized test scores. But there are also negative effects to this style of learning. For one, single gender classes can increase gender stereotype and segregation, along with decreasing student diversity.
(Elias) When you separate them in childhood, they learn that boys and girls need to be separated because they 're different. This advocates different treatments of the genders and instills an expectation that... ... middle of paper ... ...ntage of teaching these things and all of these things will be called on for success in later schooling and life. In conclusion, there are much more advantages in co-educational schools than the single-sex schools. It’s our experience that friendships develop in a very natural way in co-educational schools. This happens because there are so many activities, societies and clubs in the school in which girls and boys take part in a pleasant, well-supervised environment.
Therefore, creates two different environments of education. In other words, single gender schools have teaching methods which can be applied more successfully on that gender only and therefore improves the quality of education for both genders. According to ( Kirshenbaum, 2007), girls seem to prefer learning in quieter place in which they work and learn together, while boys tend to learn or prefer to learn in a place which is more competitive, louder and physically active. It shows that girls gets a higher benefit from being together especially for Mathematics and Science. They feel much more comfortable about their abilities without worrying about how they look in front of boys and have more confidence to take place and participate in class discussions, while boys have much more confidence to dominate most class discussion, thus giving no chance for girls to participate in those discussions.
should students be in single-sex schools or mixed schools? Some people see that mixed schools are better for students and they are 100% for it.In addition some people see that it helps to build the students' charcter and personality in a good and confident way.Others have a different opinion and they see that it's better for students to be in single-sex schools because they believe it makes them independent .Students should me in single-sex school because it affects academic achievement , students of the opposite sex can be a distraction and girls and boys develop at different times and speeds. Firstly,some people think that girls are not any better in single-sex school and do not have any academic achievement and see that mixed schools helps students to cooperate in order to increase academic achievement.However,girls benefit from single-sex education.Some researches were done and they found that girls participate more in class and get higher scoresin tests and theyalso discovered that girls in single-gender classes were considerably extra probable to accomplish a higher level of intellectual accomplishment at period 16 than girls in coed classes. Though, there was no momentous difference in afterward educational attainment for either sex. Women who had attended single-gender schools were extra probable to gain their highest attainment at period 33 in a male-dominated earth contrasted to co-educated women.Girls in single-sex schools are more positive about their own abilities and academic achievement .they have control over their life, less stereotyped gender role attitudes and hold higher aspirations for the future (Bryk,1993).
Male students may be freer to engage in some activities they have not considered before in mixed schools. For example, boys feel pressure to follow some non-macho interests when girls stay around them; however, the all-boys schools eliminate their pressure toward gender stereotyping to pursue music, dance, and drawing. Single-sex schools would help boys explore and develop themselves. Also, girls in sex-separate schools show more confidence and power (Guarisco). They could receive full attention from teachers and express their opinions in science classes without worrying about the boys’ banter.
It is no secret that, in general, boys and girls differ in their learning styles. Capitalizing on these differences could advance classroom performance. With on-going concerns about student success in school, any changes in the classroom that could increase student achievement should be considered. Recognizing the learning differences between boys and girls, one of the changes that could be instituted is single-gender classrooms. Single-gender classrooms would allow boys and girls to be instructed in a way that is conducive to them.
Single-gender schools can helps students achieve a better education as well as a better learning environment. This form of educational institution helps students to focus on their academics without the distractions of the other gender. Historical data from Harvard University and other institutions, suggests that single-gender schools are more beneficial to a students’ education than those of co-educational schools. (David Tyack and Elizabeth Hanslot, pg.14) Co-educational schools distract students from getting the most out of their education. The students are being distracted by the other gender, due to examples such as, sexual harassment and the inappropriate appearance and dress code of students.
They worry about how they are perceived by other students. They don't learn as well. They worry about the opposite gender. These problems can be solved easily. If students were in single gender schools opposed to co-ed schools students would be able to engage in school better.