Persuasive Essay On Single Sex Schools

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Single-Sex Schools The National Association for Single-Sex Public Education estimates that approximately 400 public schools offer some type of single-sex education (Stanberry). Single-sex schools have been around since the 10th century, so this is not a new concept, but has educators looked at what single-sex schools promote. Some believe single-sex schools promote a better education; many see it as a hindrance to children as they get older and enter the real world. Single-sex schools promote learning that they believe benefits boys or girls only by gender. They don’t stop to realize that what may work for one boy may not work for the others. By not allowing them to experience and learn to function around all genders we are hindering their …show more content…
Studies have not shown to benefit girls or boys whom have learned in a single-sex setting. Lisa Eliot stated that Mr. Jackson’s findings seem to stereotype girls. By saying that a few schools had higher grades for some girls that all girls benefit from single-sex education. (Zubrzychi, 12) Studies also have not shown the long-term effects and benefits of single-sex education. There has been no research on the benefit of a single-sex education later in life. “No one knows enough about who it is good for and who it is not good for,” says Fred A. Mael, a researcher at the American Institute for Research. So to say single-sex education can benefit a child later in life is false, there is no research on how adults who attended single-sex courses fared after school. (White, …show more content…
Peer pressure and the urge to resist peer pressure is something we all have to learn, but when you are faced with only male or female peer pressure there are to be things you don’t learn until you are much older and begin to co-exist more with the opposite sex. Learning to socialize with the opposite sex at a younger age can be beneficial. Leaper (1994) stated, “The peer group is often thought of as a primary socializing agency of gender development and differentiation.” Adolescence is a very challenging time. You are dealing with physical and hormonal changes. Learning how to handle yourself with the opposite sex earlier in adolescence can make it less awkward and uncomfortable in young adulthood. As suggested by Keener, “Adolescence is a period of the life span providing unique opportunities and challenges to promote cooperative, equal-status interaction between boys and girls.” Putting off some of the challenges adolescence has until you reach late adolescence and young adulthood could cause come

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