COED SCHOOLS

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TASK 2: ARGUMENT ESSAYS – 3 MODELS
In the column next to each paragraph in the 3 essays below, write
 if it is neutral (agrees and disagrees – is balanced)
 if it agrees with the topic (NOT if you agree)
 if it disagrees with the topic (NOT if you disagree).
Single-Sex or Co-Ed Schools: Boys and girls SHOULD be educated together.

In the UAE, most schools are single-sex. Some people believe that this kind of school offers more benefits for the student. However, others think that coeducational ones are better. This essay will examine the pros and cons of co-ed and single-sex schools.

There are several arguments in favour of mixed schools. The first argument is that students will learn to communicate with each other. This is
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Especially in adolescence, boys tend to distract girls and vice-versa: the subject of study often becomes the other gender rather than English or math!

Moreover, boys and girls think in markedly different ways. This suggests, therefore, that they should also be taught using strategies specific to their gender. Girls, for example, may benefit more from listening and speaking tasks whereas boys may prefer hands-on activities targeting their kinaesthetic preferences. In short, girls may prefer to listen and speak, boys to “do” things such as project-based work.

A last compelling point is co-ed schools are against some religions, notably Islam. According to the Q 'ran, Islamic schools should not be co-ed, especially after students reach adolescence. Therefore, schools should be sensitive to pupils ' cultural and religious differences and respect such differences by segregating the genders from middle school, if not earlier.

To conclude, single-sex and mixed schools both have their merits. However, I firmly believe that single-sex schools offer far better academic preparation than mixed schools. (241 words)

TASK 2: ARGUMENT ESSAYS – 3 MODELS (key)
Topic - Single-Sex or Co-Ed Schools: Boys and girls should be educated together
Model 1: ____Balanced (presents both
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