The Pros And Cons Of Single-Sex School Education

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Single-sex schooling education, and its counterpart co-educational schooling education, are two types of educational setting where male and female students attend either separate-gender schools or mix-gender schools. Before the 19th century, single-sex schooling was commonly constructed due to various traditional or religious background. Especially before the Reformation, education, as a crucial aspect of civilization, was catered for men and privileged classes as the women had few rights to receive education. After Reformation, co-education was introduced to preach the bible to all the boys and girls and then during the 19th century, increasing amounts of co-educational schools were set up in the western Europe and colonial areas. Nowadays,…show more content…
Similarly, D. Leonard (2007) proposed that men in UK who attended single-sex schools were more likely to be divorced in their early 40s than their counterparts in co-educational schools. Besides, opponents of single-sex education who drew on a social justice perspective argued that gender segregation could be viewed as a kind of discrimination similar with race segregation or social class segregation substantially. This kind of setting with more explore to same-sex peers would cause boys tend to be more aggressive (Martin & Fabes, 2001) and both genders tend to be more gender stereotyped (Jackson & Smith,…show more content…
However, the public may be misled therefore. One has to caution that single-sex schools in Hong Kong usually have a long history and good reputation, which gather students who have good academic ability already. It means that students who are predicted to have good academic grade in single-sex schools would achieve a similar effect even though in co-educational schools, since there are pre-existing differences between students in the different types of school in Hong

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