Girls and boys learn differently, their brains do not function the same way which means they need to have different learning strategies. Most research on Single-sex education have just advantages for girls. The advantages for girls are that they are more encouraged to take what they call “boy subjects” like science, math, and autos. Girls are usually uncomfortable to take the “boys subjects” because they do not want to be teased for being a “genius” or “nerdy”. As it says in the source of single-sex classes and Equal opportunities for girls and boys: perspective through time from mixed comprehensive schools in England... ... middle of paper ... ...he teachers have activities to make the boys more involved and have less chances to misbehave.
There will also be less girlfriend-boyfriend nonsense, which will stop marriage and dating at a young age. This will also prevent sexual behavior. Teachers can teach very risky subjects such as sex-ed when they think the students are mature enough to handle it. Girls learn faster than boys. If the teacher keeps on repeating the same lessons over and over again just for the sake of the boys, then what is the point for the girls?
As Allison Booth explains, “If behaving competitively is viewed as being a part of male gender identity but not of a female, then being in a coeducational school environment might lead girls to make less competitive choices than boys” (544). Girls may choose to refrain from participating in class or activities if they are intimidated and afraid in a co-educational setting. Many a time, it is mistaken that boys are more competitive since they are seen as more dominant in society. However, competitiveness between girls in a single-sex school is just as equal to that of boys. In addition to this competitiveness, boys and girls will have the possibility of gaining more confidence if taught in separate environments.
However, girls in the sex-mixed class receive less attention from teachers than boys, which may lead to gender bias. More precisely, boys always have disciplinary issues, such as interruption; teachers have to pay more attention to boys’ behaviors in order to proceed the lecture more smoothly. Girls may feel less important and supportive in male-dominated classes; boys may think that males are smarter and far superior than females. Single-sex schools can address both girls’ and boys’ issues of gender stereotypes directly and accordingly. Male students may be freer to engage in some activities they have not considered before in mixed schools.
The opposite sex can have an effect on one another, which causes more distractions and more attention is seeked from both sexes. Co-ed physical education also brings out male superiority, which can have a negative effect because the girls will then feel less dominate and will be much less likely to participate. On the other hand, with same sex physical education classes students are more likely to stay focused as well as be more competitive with their peers, more so than co-ed schools because they do not have to worry about impressing the opposite sex or being embarrassed. Co-ed and same sex physical education classes both have positive and negative effects because students are influenced by their peers around them and do not always perform the way they would if they were not with the opposite sex. Traditionally boys and girls were taught separately in physical education classes in the past.
Single sex education might also lead students to be less embarrassed about potentially gender oriented decisions, females might be keener to study Mathematics, for example, or males be keener to study art. Students may be more inclined to experience relationships with the opposite gender earlier if they are studying alongside them. There are different opinions concerning this issue. There is some research that reports that girls do better in single sex schools, while boys perform better academically in mixed schools, as they are encouraged not to
When it comes to females in a single sex school their learning experiences and outcomes may be different of that from males. There are many statistics suggesting that all boy or girl schools are more beneficial to the students, as opposed to a tradition co-ed school. But many other statics may say otherwise. One reason people might say all male or female schools are better is because there is no distraction from the opposite sex, or no pressure of maintaining an expectable appearance or look to the male/female eye and because this is one less big distraction the student will be more focused then they would be at an integrated school. A disadvantage is that in the future of the student’s life when they have to go into the real world, they may be at a lost as to how to socially interact with the opposite sex.
(Smyth, 2010) Research by Myra and David Sadker suggests that girls tend to flourish in same-sex settings, while boys' academic performance is unchanged or, in some cases, slightly worse. (Failing Fairness, Myra and David Sadker). Consequently it seems it is important to assess t... ... middle of paper ... ...nd overcome this by introducing girl and boy only classes for some subjects. This attempt to create the advantages of single-sex education while maintaining a mixed social stance was originally aimed at stimulating the progress of girls in such classes as mathematics and science. This approach does seem to stimulate the girls confidence and allows them to receive more teacher attention, due to less time being spent on managing the boys the behavior’s, Sukhandan et all (2000).
Co-ed schools include a broad diversity of people which accustom students to interact not only with people who are similar to them, but also work together with people who are different as well. Even though single sex schools allows girls or boys to feel like a family, this style of education will not benefit students’ social factors towards the opposite gender. As a result, the seclusion may injure students’ skills to work together
And without girls in the classroom, boys are less distracted from the academic works, and make higher grades in the single sex environment. On a Washington Parent post, an argument supporting single sex education states, “Single-sex education encourages children to take risks in expressing themselves as they learn without the fear of embarrassing themselves in front of the opposite sex.” Being exposed to the opposite sex can be quite uncomfortable and even humiliating for some students, especially if there is the chance that your child could turn out to be