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Should boys and girls attend separate schools?

Updated on August 23, 2017

HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Boys and Girls should be separated.

Should boys and girls attend separate schools?

I would venture to say that boys and girls should attend separate schools.

They can focus better, thereby learning and accomplishing more, when they are separated. Having boys and girls learning together creates a lot of friction and dynamics that cause distractions which impede learning. Opposite genders hardly ever feel as neutral and comfortable than with same gender. There is more likelihood for shyness, competition, showing off, trouble making, talking in class, skipping class, flirting and fighting when they attend the same schools. Since males and females think differently, learning can be more productive when the coursework can be structured to teaching and learning in the format most suitable for that specific gender's strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. Students can focus better on the task at hand, team up on projects, understand one another, study and learn more effectively, and form better friendships when they are with the same gender.

There is less likelihood of crime, drugs and fighting when genders are kept separate, since often, they start as a result of showing off, trying to look cool or outdo one another in front of the opposite gender, or fights over a specific 'crush'.

The coursework, activities and school outings can be better paced to that gender's level, especially since spatial task performance, math calculation and reasoning and language acquisition happen at different rates among males and females, and they have very different personalities, characteristics, and tendencies. Having same sex peer groups is crucial. This contributes to feelings of belonging and better self esteem and overall performance. I think I would tend to endorse having separate school for boys and girls, so that each one's needs can be catered to, and each can grow to their fullest potential without unnecessary impediments.


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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I hate that boys and girls are trying to be spetorated. I think it is just RUDE, DISRESPECTFUL, and MEAN. It is just saying that girls are smarter than boys.

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      normal lm 5 years ago

      Great lens! I particularly liked the point about customizing course work to the different learning styles of girls and boys. While I wouldn't put myself squarely in one particular camp, I'll admit I'm leaning towards the separate schools idea.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think that boys and girls should in the same school because ghirls wouldn't be afraid to ask questions.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i think that boys and girls should be in the same school. it is more fun and boys and girls can be more compatible.

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      Mistl 6 years ago

      I don't think same gender schools are a good idea. School is meant to prepare you for life and you don't get same gender workplaces or same gender universities. (Luckily). If a child is going to get in trouble they will. I believe it is up to the parent to make sure children have the right attitude to studying. Same gender school or not, if the child is not given the right values, it will not have the correct attitude to learn. I kinda feel that focusing on the gender takes away focus from the real issue.

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      ITCoach LM 6 years ago

      There are advantages of both.But its more important that environment should be good and one can keep concentrate on his/her study.No matter whether it's a single gender or co environments. Great lens, thank you.

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      jimmyworldstar 6 years ago

      I don't think this is right because it prevents proper socialization of students with members of the opposite gender. Boys will still fight with other boys no matter what. School isn't just a time to develop your academics, it's a time to get to know your future coworkers and how to interact with other members of society.

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      Jim Sterling 6 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      I can see advantages to both. There are certain aspects of education that are better in single gender environments. Great lens, thank you.

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      i had a good time at the girls' school because i could concentrate with my studies.

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      peppervel 6 years ago

      I appreciate you writing this lens. I totally am a supporter of same gender school. Before I register my boys in few years back, I asked advice from my teacher friends... All of them said the same answer, "put your boys in same gender school." "It will benefit their development." They all admitted it's hard to teach in co-ed school cos boys and girls needs are very very different.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I see your Point, I went attended co-ed Schools during my education and I turned out just fine. Sure there were some stressful situations, but you just learn from them and continue to grow and develop as a person. That's all Life really teaches us to do, knowing this hepls to make each new, unique situation more of a Learning Experience rather then the "End of the World!"

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Interesting lens. Great job.

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      Debbie 6 years ago from England

      Interesting idea for a lens and a thought provoking topic.


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