The Pros And Cons Of Single Sex Education

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In recent decades there has been a significant amount of research conducted for and against single-sex education. The choice between coeducational or single-gender schooling has various implications for the academic, psychological and social development of the student. Single-sex education is a normal practice in other countries due to cultural or religious beliefs. Single-gender education fell out of fashion in the United States in the 1970’s. It regained popularity in October 2006, when federal funding for single-sex classrooms in public schools as long as they as they are (1) voluntary and (2) of "substantially equal" quality content and teaching (Morin). Single-gender education may not be right for every student.
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In May, 2002 the United States Department of Education revised regulations on single-sex education after a corresponding provision was added to the No Child Left Behind Act. Individuals who are disadvantaged in their life have a higher success rate through single-sex schooling. The No Child Left Behind Act states that it will provide underprivileged children the chance to be better able to attend schools. Also, the No Child Left Behind Act provides additional funding for schools to pay for quality teachers. So with the chance of being able to move from a somewhat poor school to more of an elite school and having good quality teachers more and more people have the chances of success.
Students in single-sex schools have many advantages over co-ed schooled students. There are many studies that show the advantages and disadvantages of single-sex education. Students in single-sex schools score higher on tests, stay out of trouble and are more willing to study a wider range of subjects than pupils in co-educational schools. Researchers also say that single-sex schooling can help a student’s chances of getting into a better
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Both sexes have the freedom to explore their own abilities and interest without the judgment of the opposite sex.
Critics of single-sex education are concerned that single-gender education will not prepare students for the “real world.” They are worried that by separating students by sex, it will be a disadvantage to them trying to navigate in a world that is full of the opposite sex. Since women and men are going to have to interact in the workplace, school can be an environment in which gender differences are understood. An example of this would be how a male would react to having a female supervisor. Students can learn to deal with the social issues instead of avoiding
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