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Should boys and girls attend separate schools?

Updated on March 11, 2013

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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Should boys and girls attend separate schools?

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    • anonymous 3 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      BECAUSE GIRLS HAVE COOTIES!!!!!!!!!!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      my bad boys and girls should be separate because boys are diffent from girls

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      ;othay should

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      boys and girls really should go to separate schools because its cuts down lots of distractions!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      You are totes right because boys and girls sometimes have different ideas, and they sometimes be negative.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      You are totes right because boys and girls sometimes have different ideas, and they sometimes be negative.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      They have to be in The same class

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Of course yes!

      I will pick some information in your script no copy it but..

      Thanks!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Of course yes!

      I will pick some information in your script no copy it but..

      Thanks!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I think they should, because it would get less awkward, and they could work better without the distractions(crush). there's a highly chance of focusing with the same gender.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes they dam right should

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      not sepatred school but they should be in separated classes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      lool

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i likie whoever wrote this and there is more bullying in mix schools

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      ok

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      they should be in separate classes because some boys are nasty & dirty & they like to touch other girls , so yes they should be in separate classes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm doing an essay on this and i put yes but my grade is a 3.8 help me!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i say we should have a co-ed institution for all schools in jamaica and worldwide so as to give the children a better opportunity to cope and work with the opposite sex more freely and more understandingly( i attend a single sex school and trust me... it is not easy for me everyday to only be seeing female every where i go.. it has an impact on me because whenever i go to an all boys school... it is a bit akward for me and i don't remember wat it feels like to be apart of a co-ed school

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I think it cuts down on the distractions but it will probably not help with fights.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes and No :P i don't feel like talking about it...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes it cuts down on distractions and 75% of girls get better grades.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Obviously b/c boys and girls learn differently and also there are less conflicts

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Obviously b/c boys and girls learn differently and also there are less conflicts

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i think yes because in a single sex school it will be much better and easier for the teachers to teach.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i think yes

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      yes

    • JennySui 5 years ago

      In my opinion boys and girls should attend separate schools.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i agree with you , you have a excilent point of view

    • peppervel 5 years ago

      In a single sex school, it's make it easier for the teacher to teach. Cos boys and girls learn differently-that's the fact. Boys get bored easily. It takes alot to motivate boys to want to learn.Though both my boys are in boys' school, they have not problem interacting with the girls cos we hang out with my friends' and their daughters often.

    No way!

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      • anonymous 3 years ago

        no way should they attend different schools

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        no boys should not be separate

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        They shouldn't

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        it should not be separated

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        sl;kf'ds;,gsf

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        No way! It doesn't allow one gender to get to know the opposite sex. Could also promote sexism because one gender group could become overconfident. Homosexuality could also occur due to the lack of exposure of one gender.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        fuck no

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Boys and girls can learn from each other and if they are separated until the go out to work the would not be able to communicate with the opposite sex. I go to a mixed school and it is one of the top mixed school in the country. So although your opinion has many good points there are also many ways ways you can benefit from going to a mixed school. Iy will also be more fun.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        NO!!!!!!! when they grow up and get jobs they will have to work together. And most girls aren't all the same if 16 of them like princesses and 6 of them don't then they will feel like they don't belong.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        NO. people will become socially awkward

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I disagree b/c, if girls learn only how to talk to girls, when they do socialize outside of class it may be difficult and awkward. And girls with strong feelings may become homo

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        NO. BOYS AND GIRLS SHOULD NOT ATTEND DIFFERENT SCHOOLS.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I disagree cause what if one of the boys tries to do something to another boy... he's scarred for life

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        cause boys are disgustingg!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        there should not be separate schools because they be able to leran how to talk to them to see if they want to go on a date.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        no idiotic moron.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        shut up

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        no way hozay

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        no way

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        who would say that but u know it's true

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        no because now we work with boys at are jobs so i say no!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        ur crazy

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        No because how will people fall in love?

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I think boys and girls should learn together because they can help one another with homework

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        yes boys and girls should attend the same schools i think that you can do whatever it is that you have to do and get the work donw with guys and girls in the same class and same school.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I SAY NO!!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i agree that the boys should have separate school exactly as what you said

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        no way i say

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        stupid of course boys and girls should attend same schools and flirt with each other u NOOB

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Knowledge wise I'd agree, boys and girls would focus better on school if placed in separate gender schools, but life wise no.

        There is so much more to learn in life than works and formulas in a book, and talking to the opposite gender is one of the more important ones.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        girls can encourage guys to do better in school

      • avigarret 5 years ago

        While I don't agree that it's better for boys and girls to attend separate schools, you do raise a lot of valid points, and you've created a fascinating lens, thanks for sharing.

      • webstatsart 5 years ago

        I went to a boys only school and it did me no good

      • Mistl 5 years ago

        I don't think they should be seperated. A vital part of going to school (Apart from the book knowledge) is learning to socialize with others. Let children play with others regardless of gender. Some of my best friends in primary school were boys and I never had any issues with my grades or attending school.

      • WriterJanis2 5 years ago

        I think that kids should socialize together. This way boys and girls don't have to have separation.

      • goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

        i did attend in separate girls' school and it was terrible when i went to the university. i had boy phobia.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Life is an Experince, if one is only left to explore one-side of it, then that person will only have a Narrow View on Life. There are many-sides to Life, to become a Richer Person as far as Well Being, we need to experience more to become and Open-minded Person. This way we can See and Understand thing with a Greater Point of View. Example being: show more compassion for your fellow man; there is plenty of everything, just not enough compassion and the List goes on.

      • Debbie 5 years ago from England

        I went to girls only schools all the way through. When I was in the company of boys, I froze up and didn't know how to act around them. So for me, mixed schools are a better option when it came to choosing for my kids, But I can understand the points you make.

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          anonymous 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

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

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          peppervel 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

          Interesting lens. Great job.

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          Debbie 5 years ago from England

          Interesting idea for a lens and a thought provoking topic.