Being at school should not be about getting whomever to notice you, it should be about getting the best education possible. Mixed-sex schools become an issue because of the different genders distracting each other and taking away the concentration on learning. Boys also tend to pick on girls when they like them or just for fun, which causes the girls to focus on what the boy said or did to her. The girls will most likely end of getting better grades and then getting into better or more prestigious colleges. On the other hand, some people believe that not having males in the learning environment can be an issue.
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.
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?
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
Just because you don’t understand the subject of a test doesn’t mean you can’t get anywhere in life. Exams are a bad way of testing your knowledge at any age. “Our compulsory school-attendance laws once served a humane and useful purpose. They protected the children’s right to some schooling, … Today the laws help nobody”(3) Holt explains that keeping kids in school who don’t want to be there costs “an enormous amount of time and trouble”(3). Even if the teacher was trying to teach the child something useful, him not wanting to be there is a waste of time for them both.
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. Those who are in favour of single-sex education not only believe that separating boys and girls, increases students’ achievement and focus but also their academic interest, (Pahlke, Hyde, Allison, 2014). This increased academic interest is important for student motivation and is reflected differently for boys and girls. While an all boys’ school may see an increased interest in the study of languages, an all girls’ school is likely to see an increased interest in subjects such as math and science. (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.
Leonard Sax a American psychologist and family physician says that it would be a bad idea to start up single sex schools because of the cost (... ... middle of paper ... ...to girls that want to be in a career that is considered for boys. Girls tend to speak up less when boys are in the class room, especially in classes like math or science (Cherney and Campbell). Girls feel more comfortable around their own gender, and they feel more comfortable speaking up in class. Girls in single-sex classrooms tend to have higher self-esteem (Cherney and Campbell). Salomone says that girls perform better in class without boys.
Schools ignore the gender differences by forcing boys to study in the same level as girls and they have the same regulation level to control boys and girls. As a result, boys are suffering by the school rules because they are forced to take drug, they don’t experience enough male teachers and they are compelled to study writing and reading in the same class with girls who are well ahead of them when they are not ready. Unfair to boys might make them feel bad about school. They might eventually stop going to schools. Social constructing idea should be banned from schools.
These distractions could be eliminated if boys are removed from the setting. Without them, we could focus on education rather than what they think of us. Self-esteem is another issue that will improve with the absence of the male species in the classroom. In high school, there is an extreme amount of pressure to fit in. Some may not fit in, and some prey on others in order to f... ... middle of paper ... ... all of the boys go?
Students that attend a same sex schools wont know how to interact with the opposite gender as well. For girls its good for them to know how guys act and know how to treat them. Some viewers think it 's up to the kids to choose whether they want to go to the same school with opposite sex. The same gender schools are very expensive. It would be hard on parents who don’t have much money to send their child to a school that cost a lot.