Single Gender Education In Schools

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Head of the OSS named Sarah Herman, interviews incoming 5th graders about how they like the school. A girl says “Oh, I like that this is an all-girls school” and some say like “Oh, the boys are so annoying!”. Clearly, Herman sees so many advantages of having a single-gender education. Single-gender schools have existed from the very beginning in not only America but throughout the world. It has been around since the 19th century, where the boys were educated in schools and in some parts of the world the women were educated in their house. But women were needed to be educated like the boys, so they put both genders in one class. Single-gender classrooms would improve the quality of education in American schools because their grades improve,…show more content…
Kids focus on opposite gender than study. Separating girls from boys will keep students more focused on studying since they will not be conscious of being with members of the opposite sex. “Peer attitudes toward the opposite sex also differ in the early years of schooling and change with biological development” (“Single-Sex Education” ). This just means that if students were put in one class at an early age, distractions happen easily when the opposite gender is present. This contrast with my next example is co-ed classes can get kids into early relationships. But people who oppose to this argument, say kids won’t know how to make interactions with the opposite gender, but that is a distraction. They say that having mixed students in a classroom can encourage these kids to get into early relationships as opposed to being in class with only girls or boys. So importantly, the distractions when kids don’t interact as much with the opposite sex and they won’t get into early…show more content…
One common preference is temperature. Girls generally prefer warmer temperatures, while boys usually prefer cool temperature. By separating girls from boys in classrooms, school administrators can design their classrooms and set the temperature specifically for boys or girls. If the classroom is conducive for learning, students will be motivated to attend classes and participate in class recitations. “Some research into gender differences in learning even looks at how girls and boys respond differently to changes in temperature, suggesting that girls prefer warmer rooms while boys prefer to learn in cooler conditions.” (“What are advantages of Single-Sex Schools?”,). Another preference are their reading preferences. Boys are more into science fiction, non fiction, and fantasy while girls can understand fiction way better than boys. If teachers and library media specialists are not providing the kinds of materials that boys and/or girls enjoy reading, there is a lower probability that adolescents will spend time practicing their reading skills and thus developing reading proficiency. “ Boys seem to prefer nonfiction, magazines, and newspapers.” (K. Bucher/M. L. Manning, “Gender and Reading Preferences” , But above all, both have their own temperature settings and they pick books based on their preference on

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