Single Sex Education

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Impact of Single- Sex Education on Learners Name Institution Impact of Single- Sex Education The differences in brain development and learning styles are enough reason for boys and girls to be taught separately in order to maximize learning and improve performance. Single- sex schools acknowledge and embrace this diversity by employing learning strategies that do not exist in coeducational classrooms. This paper shows the positive impact of single- sex classrooms on learners academically, biologically and socially, as well as the impact of single- sex education on society. Academic Benefits of Single-Sex Classrooms Choosing Non- Traditional Subjects The environment in coeducational schools reinforces academic stereotypes where language is seen as a girls’ subject while math and physics are for boys because grouping the two sexes together enhances gender differences. In single- sex schools, boys and girls are free to choose and succeed in non- traditional subjects because these gender stereotypes are minimized and expectations to choose a specific because of one’s gender subject are absent. A Cambridge study found that single-sex learning significantly boosted boys’ performance in English and foreign language and girls performance in mathematics and science (“Single vs. Coed: The Evidence”). This situation especially applies to students in middle school and high school where they begin to understand and are made more aware of these gender stereotypes
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