Single Sex Education Vs. Single-Sex Schools

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Co-ed schools versus single-sex schools: which will provide a better learning experience for students? The debate over whether or not the genders should be separated in the classroom still stands today. In a society where both men and women have to work together harmoniously, a co-ed education initially seems to be the more viable option since it prepares students for real-world experiences. Although every student has different learning styles, a student would, however, ultimately benefit from the tailored curriculum and comfort of a single-sex educational environment. Students will have a more relaxed learning experience without distractions from the opposite gender. Boys and girls can freely express themselves without “fear of embarrassment or feelings of inadequacy [that] may accompany the co-ed classroom experience” (Source #3). In single-sex classrooms, students also do not have to worry about impressing the other gender. For example, many students from both genders place much attention on their physical appearance, sometimes in hopes of impressing the opposite gender. Students can instead focus on their studies and schoolwork in a single-sex educational environment since many of these schools require a school uniform. Even if a single-sex school does not enforce a uniform, students typically are not as keen to wishing to impress those of the same gender. Besides not having to feel as conscious of their physical appearance, students in single-sex schools do not

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