Note: This Student Opinion question was written by a member of an experimental Student Council we ran during the school year. Are all-boys or all-girls schools still useful? What are their benefits?
Single-sex educationalso known as single-gender education and gender-isolated educationis the practice of conducting education with male and female students attending separate classes, perhaps in separate buildings or schools. The practice was common before the 20th century, particularly in secondary and higher education. Single-sex education in many cultures is advocated on the basis of tradition as well as religion, and is practiced in many parts of the world.
A lot of research has shown that single-sex schools have a great deal of advantages. For example, on the whole, girls and boys who are educated in single-sex schools gain more confidence than their coed peers. In addition, they make academic gains above those in co-ed schools.
Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Gender-segregated education is making a comeback. Single-sex classrooms, long discouraged under Title IX, the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in education, have been gaining prominence in recent years, especially in urban charter schools.
No single educational environment is right for every student. From varying learning styles to different interests, education has become an incredibly diverse and customized experience for students. For some children, the best learning environment is one that removes students of the opposite gender from the equation.
A new school year comes around, and the single sex versus co-ed debate never goes away. Which option is best for your child? There are benefits to both but also distinct differences, writes Ben Beardmore-Gray.
Found In : teaching strategies. If you walked into the average public school classroom in the United States, you'd find an equal number of boys and girls. But some experts suggest it may be time for a change.
Defenders of same-sex schools hold fast to the belief that girls and boys benefit from separate academic instruction. Same-sex educational settings are also offered as a way to improve lagging achievement for low-income students of color— mainly boys —in urban public schools. And rather than creating more equitable schools for nonwhite students, some critics compare separating boys and girls to racially segregated schooling. The disputes pitting ardent supporters against fervent detractors have done little to dampen popularity, however.
Dabei versuchen wir, eine kritische Vision von einigen Grundproblemen im Vergleich der beiden Erziehungsformen zu geben. In other countries, such as the United States and Britain, there has been a growing promotion of single-sex schools, or more usually of single-sex classes, in response to perceived underachievement by boys or to the persistence of gendered patterns of subject take-up. This article outlines some of the findings from research on single-sex education conducted in English-speaking countries.
Single-sex education refers to both classes and schools that have only one sex, defined by a biological classification. At the same time, issues of educational equity, whether based in gender, ethnicity, or social class, have been associated with a pushback against coeducation. Many comparisons have been made in many countries to test whether there is an advantage to one gender context or another, yet the conclusions remain under dispute.