Essay on Single Sex Schools : Single Sexual Education

1248 Words Nov 9th, 2016 5 Pages
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 growth as they become adults and have to enter the real world and work alongside the opposite sex.
Melinda Anderson stated :Defenders of same-sex schools hold fast to the belief that girls and boys benefit from separate academic instruction,” in her article "The Resurgence of Single-Sex Education." Some believe single-sex schools to be beneficial, that they keep down distractions and peer-pleasure. Speilhaden interviewed 24 students at Hudson Valley School and she believes voluntary single-sex class to be beneficial and a positive experience. (par.4) Wesley Sharp stated his point on the GPA at a single-sex school, he noted “The increase was statistically significant for both genders at grade 7 and for males at grade 8.” Single-sex…

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