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. Straight boys are more misbehaved in Co-ed classes because they are distracted by the girls and are trying to impress them. So they misbehave to get their attention. In single-sex classes they do not have those distractions and do not feel the need to get anyone’s attention. In the article The boy factor: Can Single-Gender Classes Reduce the Over Representation of Boys in Special Education.
In this day and age girls are growing up faster than ever, trying to impress boys and making themselves look older. Boys are the number one thing on their mind and during school, that becomes a huge distraction. Same-sex schools would be very beneficial to the education of teenage girls for many reasons. There would be no boys around in the learning environment to distract the girls. The girls would not feel the need to dumb themselves down to impress boys and wouldn’t have the pressures of doing well in subjects like math and science in which boys are usually better at.
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.
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
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.
With some exceptions, boys are adapted by school experience to a masculinity regimen” (school N.P). Schools have not been designed and adjusted to fix this issue with boys. In addition, boys often times think that is not cool to do good in school which significantly effects the way they become educated. Boys believe it is socially acceptable to think that going to school is a bitter thing to do. Boys have to go deal with the peer pressure they get from other boys about attending school and are left thinking getting an education is not cool.
that is meaning that guys and girls don’t feel pressure on each other. Stanberry mentions ” girls are free of the pressure to compete with boys in male-dominated subjects such as math and science". Everyone that went to public schools with both races knew how much competition it was between guys and girls. Guys felt like they had to prove to everyone wrong. Some girls felt a relief that they didn’t have to look their best because they didn’t have any guy to impress.
Also, many people believe that making boys and girls follow the same rules is wrong and will never work out since they are different genders. But it will work because that way people will stop complaining about the unfairness of one gender having it easier. It will also stop people from being funny and wearing clothing violates the dress code to be “cool.” While the school has many problems dealing with the dress code regulations, they can still be prevented by enforcing the dress code, giving consequences to the offenders, and modifying how the dress code is presented to students. It will help because many teenegers just need to be told what to do and what will happen if they do not do it. Also, with the help of faculty members, the school will become a better learning environment.
(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).
It is an old approach that is picking up new momentum. Schools have an important role to play in preparing girls and boys to listen and communicate effectively. Single-sex schools are very bad because it affects children attitude, learning skills and make them think negatively. Some people think that single sex schools are good because girls and boys feel free to talk, ask and raise their hands without being made fun of, "The theoretical approach termed 'girl power' argues that girls lag behind boys in some subject in co-ed classrooms." (predit, 2014).