Disadvantages Of Single Sex Education

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Contrary to popular belief, single-sex education enables female children’s ability to succeed academically and function in the real world. In fact, it allows girls to find themselves without the stereotypical gender roles found in co-ed schools and increases their communication, leadership, and confidence with a curriculum emphasizing women 's achievements and capability. Although, the perpetuation of this belief still happens on a daily basis. In the article The Disadvantages of Single Gender Education Schools, by Chris Blake, an “expert” preaches this wide held false view that children should have “exposure to the opposite sex, [to build] meaningful friendships and successful romantic relationships”(1), which supposedly will allow them to …show more content…
They feel peer-pressure to fit the feminine stereotype enforced by traditional schooling. In addition, they shy away from expressing themselves and stepping into leadership roles because they do not want to be an individual due to this societal push to fit a gender role. Moreover, they feel that they cannot flourish in traditional masculine subjects because no one is attempting to break these harmful stereotypes, which makes them resist participation in those vital areas of schooling. Cihonski states, “They really do lose their voices”(1), which negatively affects girls because communication is a necessary skill in the real world and in academics. This disproves those who are against single-sex education since single-sex environments allow girls to formulate their ideas and identity without the fear of conformity, cultivating their independence and people …show more content…
Even though there is a wide compilation of evidence disproving this fact, including studies explained in the article The Many Advantage of Single-Sex Schooling, by Alex Stevens. Stevens writes, “ around 270,000 students enrolled in single-sex schooling performing significantly higher on standardized test”(1), depicting the manner girls excel when under single-sex teaching methods catered to girls’ learning styles. They increase their love of school because they are engaged and also makes learning smoother, allowing them to obtain the tools they need to exceed in the world. In addition, Stevens validates this when he writes, “a British study concluded that nearly every girl regardless of her ability or socioeconomic status performed better in single sex classrooms than co-ed ones.” No matter the background of an individual, the molding of learning styles centered around girls improves their performance. Personally, I remember activities in my all girls school, Julia Morgan, where we were taught about these learning styles and they then were integrated into the classroom. Using these techniques and molding it increased my and countless others awareness, learning growth and success in the adult

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