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The Pros and Cons of Single Sex Education
(article)
By: Josiah Bunting and Claudius Watts III
copyright 1996
Men would benefit little from an all boys school. There is little difference academically. Coed provides a cultural diversity and connections. The differences between benefits of single sex schools for men and women are large. There are disadvantages like no role models and less challenges.
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Coeducation
(Reference Entry from the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition)
No Author found
copyright 1990
Coeducation, instruction of both sexes in the same institution. The economic benefits gained from joint classes and the need to secure equality for women in industrial, professional, and political activities have influenced the spread of coeducation. There were scattered examples of coeducation in the late 17th cent. in Scotland and in the American Colonies, but there was no general trend until the great expansion of public education between 1830 and 1845 in the developing W United States. The distance between schools in that region and the small number of pupils caused elementary schools to admit girls. The movement spread naturally to the secondary schools during the reorganization of public education after the Civil War. Oberlin College gave degrees to both men and women as early as 1837, but it was the development of state universities during the post-Civil War era that standardized collegiate coeducation. Since 1960 nearly every formerly single-sex college has become coeducational; only about one hundred, mostly historic women's schools and men's seminaries, remain.
"The coeducational movement encountered stronger resistance outside the United States. In Europe, the Scandinavian countries were the earliest supporters, but many other nations limited coeducation to institutions of higher learning."
"Although coeducation has expanded since World War II, there are many nations where it still meets opposition on religious and cultural grounds."
Bing search "Benefits of Co-education"
http://www.cathedral-school.co.uk/co-education.html
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Their are benefits socially, emotionally and academically.There are good claims by single sex schools that truly are the same results in coed classrooms. It s our experience that friendships develop in a very natural way in co-educational schools. This happens because there are so many activities, societies and clubs in the school in which girls and boys take part in a pleasant, well-supervised environment. Friendships develop naturally and genuinely because the mixing is a by-product of the event. This friendly atmosphere continues into the classroom allowing young people to express their views openly and assertively.

"For both girls and boys co-education provides a more realistic way of training young people to take their places naturally in the wider community of men and women. It helps to break down the misconceptions of each sex about the other and provides an excellent foundation for the development of realistic, meaningful and lasting relationships in later life."

"A co-educational school is also very successful in challenging sexist attitudes. Many subjects in secondary school allow for considerable classroom discussion and debate. In a co-educational school both the female and male perspectives will be explored in such discussions and this is a very important learning experience for all. In so doing they learn that 'equality' does not mean 'sameness' - that men and women often have different perspectives on the same issues and that each approach has a great deal to offer the other."
google search "The Benefits of Co education articles"
Are co-ed or single-sex lessons best?
Dr Chris Nicholls, December 2009
Separation and rules of separation tends to lead rebellion. Boys in particular tend to get rowdy without a female presence. Feeling insecure can easily be overcome. Girls still excel in area with or without the boys to challenge or intimidate them. There is also joy and excitement that can comfort the stress student feel from schoolwork.
Pioneer Library; SIRS
The Trouble with Single Sex Schools
by Wendy Kaminer in 1998
A hundred and fifty years ago the drive to establish separate but equal schools for men and women was necessitated by the separation of the sexes in social and political life. A hundred and fifty years ago, when women were excluded from men's academies, women's academies did indeed represent affirmative action. Today a return to separate single-sex schools may hasten the revival of separate gender roles. Only as the sexes have become less separate have women become more free.
Google search "The Benefits of Co education"
www.helium.org
Co-education: Advantages and disadvantages of mixed schooling by Amir Maqsood in 2007
When the both sexes will study together the environment will be totaly changed, boys will become less coarse and girls less morbid and that will be benificial for bith sexes.
More over, this type of system will blow the spirit of fight in getting more numbers so,there will be more competetion and more intellectuals will be produced.
"When both sexes will spend time in same class they will be able to understand their natures and that will be helpful when they will .marry."
"To educate both sexes under the same roof will require number of teachers and that will be much better from the economic point of view.
When both sexes will be taught in the same class room the fence of shyness will be removed and will encourage both sexes to talk and discuss matters freely and confidently."
Pioneer Library; Ebsco article
Coed vs. All-girls Schools by Katie L. Connor in November 2006
A collection of comments about the pros and cons of coeducation.
Examples:
• "The social aspects at a coed school are what you're going to encounter in the real world when you start working. It's good practice."
--Kate, 24, North Carolina State University
• "Guys can be intimidating in a coed class. You want to look smart and answer questions correctly in front of them."
--Wetherly, 21, Radford University
Pioneer Library; EBSCO; Searchasaurus
book
Single-Sex Schools: Solution or Setback? By Sean McCollum
Gender diversity is just as important as racial diversity. If you remove the different perspectives [of gender], you're losing a section of diversity — a big one." Learning in an all boys or girls school deprives the students of growing experiences you get at a coed school.
Bing Search to www.APUS.edu
Pros and Cons of coeducation by Lexi Sorenson
copyright: 1999-2012
Pros:
1) Respect for the opposite gender.
2) Exposure to Different View Points and People
3) Preparation for the Real World
Cons:
1) Male/Female Interaction Promotes Distraction
2) Differences in Male and Female Learning
3) Females Study Better in All-Female Classes

"Co-ed schools enable students to interact with the opposite sex, which is a mandatory skill for all adults working and living in society. It's important for students to feel as comfortable discussing and socializing with students of the same sex as they are with the opposite sex, which will make them more confident in their future lives."
"Discouraging interaction between boys and girls also discourages the respect that naturally develops when both sexes interact regularly in the same environment. It is much easier for a boy to develop stereotypes about females when he does not see them in an environment promoting equality
Bing to http://sitemaker.umich.edu/short.356/home
Single Sex Education vs. Co-Education: Better for All or Just for Some?
University of Michigan
This is a whole website of information of benefits and disadvantages of single sex education. It includes resources from other sites and books. It discusses the environments and outcomes of mixed gender classes like math, science, and P.E.
It has been noted in the previous sections that single-sex education can provide a more structured learning environment for both boys and girls. I believe the far more important thing to consider in the single-sex vs. coeducational debate is whether or not the attitudes and emotions of the children involved are adversely or positively affected.

"Recently, various studies have demonstrated that boys are less motivated than girls and hold less positive attitudes towards school than girls (Van Houte, 2004)."
"In terms of level, we note that the average scores of boys in coeducational classrooms are higher than those of boys in single-sex classrooms, whereas the average scores of girls in single-sex classrooms are higher than those of girls in coeducational schools, for both pretest and posttest (Jimenez and Lockheed, 1989)."
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