Single Sex Education Case Study

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However, the school may not have direct control over parent and student relationships but could provide students and parents with the tools needed for effective communication which will help to curtail this negative behaviour. School can also help students achieve better performances through attitudinal moulding irrespective of school type and also helping students to reach better psychosocial outcomes through deliberate reduction to exposure to sexually suggestive materials such as pornographic films and magazines. Ahrold and Meston (2010) contributed to this discourse by stating that it is also important that school counsellors and other education professionals should be aware of some behavioural changes that could expose students that are…show more content…
They are found irrespective of urban or rural location. Riordan (2009) maintained that single-sex education, also known as single-gender education, is the practice of conducting education where male and female students attend separate classes or are in separate buildings or schools. He explained further that the practice was common before the nineteenth 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. Recently, there has been a surge of interest and establishment of single-sex schools due to educational research. Halpern (2011) affirmed that the topic of single-sex education is controversial; however, advocates of this form of schools argued that it aids student outcomes such as test scores, graduation rates, and solutions to behavioral difficulties. Opponents, however, argued that evidence for such effects is inflated or non-existent, they instead argued that such segregation can lead to increased prejudice and limit students’ social skills. Halpern (2011) stated that advocates of single-sex education believe…show more content…
There is however limited support for the view that single-sex schooling may be harmful or that coeducational schooling is more beneficial for the students. Generally, most studies reported positive effects for single sex schools on all-subject achievement tests. This is based on the fact that distractions emanating from immorality and other negative influences are found to have been minimal in single sex schools Adesoji, (2010). More also, Riordan (2007) explained that quantitative data in a number of surveys affirmed that single sex schools gained more in both academic achievement and socio-emotional development than co-educational schools. In a relative development, Riordan, Faddis, Seager, Tanney, and Valentine (2008) stated that in a sponsored United States Government study, the benefits listed for single-sex schools includes: decrease in distractions in learning; reduction in students’ behavioral problems; provision of more leadership opportunities; promoting a sense of community cooperation among students and staff; improvement in students’ self-esteem; addressing unique learning styles and interests of boys or girls; decrease in sex bias in teacher-student interactions; improving students’ achievement; decrease in the academic problems of low achieving students; reduction in sexual harassment among

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