single sex schools

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Single-Sex Schools: More Beneficial than a Parent May Think

Single-sex education, also known as single-gender education, is the practice of conducting education where male and females students attend separate classes or in separate buildings or schools. It has been a topic of debate especially for parents who have to think about where to send their children to school. There are many reasons and evidence to suggest that single sex schools are more beneficial. They provide students to learn better, allow them to socialize without pressure from the other sex and the increased academic records of students in these types of schools. It has been argued that single-sex schools produce students from
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In spite of, we can not ignore the fact that children constantly interact with members of the opposite sex outside school. From playing and squabbling with siblings to negotiate allowances, chores and privilege with their opposite sex parent, children learn and practice on a daily basis the skills they will need in the future. Furthermore, children are subjected to an avalanche of pressure from the other sex and from every quarter to become adults before they are ready to do so. They grow up too quickly. Why not let them be children for a few more years? Single sex education with its gentler, more controlled social outlets is just the ticket for many children. Meanwhile, at many coed schools, it is not "cool" for kids to be excited about school. The game of who likes who, who is going out with who, who is cool and who is not, is what is really important at most coed schools. That is seldom the case at single-sex schools. Some critics say that there is no clear research showing that single-sex schools improve students’ academic performance. Indeed, rigorous educational research has found that, contrary to popular belief, single-sex education does not produce better achievement outcomes. However, Single-sex education is taking public school students to a new level, providing them with a greater variety of academic opportunities. More

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