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Single sex education is beneficial to males or females

By Anthea Cheung
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Single sex education is beneficial to males or females?

By Anthea Cheung What is single sex education? Single-sex education, also known as single-gender education, is the practice of conducting education where male and female students attend separate classes or in separate schools. Background information In 1829, Boys' only programs established in Upper Canada College in Toronto.

There were many other schools across western Canada in the mid-1990s started experimenting with alternative gendered classroom constructions.

In the mid-1990s, several school jurisdictions in western Canada instituted girls and boys separated classes at the junior high level

In 1995 there were 15 private girls’ schools in Canada.

Students' gender and sex become visible characteristics for teachers to recognize.

This challenge is embodied in regulations issued by the Department of Education in 2006 that vastly expand the circumstances in which schools will be permitted to offer sexsegregated educational programs. Hypothesis

Students have been Co-educated for a number of years, but educators seem to believe that same sex education is beneficial to both males and females. Studies have shown that boys and girls learn differently, so single sex education will be able to cater to both genders. It connects with our society and community

Might affect future generations

Directly affect people and might present problems in the future in the society

Might deprived from child’s basic social rights, and will raise the social problems Why is single sex education a social issue? Let them be themselves eacher could understand how to teach students and could quickly feel comfortable exploring non-traditional subjects. Children will break out their stereotypical roles and behaviour when they are left to their own devices. Encourage children to be fearless, curious, and enthusiastic in short Training students to be leaders and would benefit to the society Forming a rudimentary development to society Academics Professional development Schools of medium size Groups of people that affected by the same sex school Everyone Students Boys Girls Teachers Parents Why are they affected by social issue? They are the next generations who are going to contribute to the society

Everyone gain most of their knowledge at school in order to apply in their future careers How does Single Sex Education benefit to both genders? Advantages Explore "non-traditional" subjects such as computer science, physics

teachers can custom-tailor their teaching style

feel free to be themselves, to follow their interests and talents

Try things that they might otherwise not try professional development

Have more diverse role models of their own sex

Laying Foundations for Leadership Disadvantages Might have difficulties interact with opposite sex

little experience when approaching opposite sex

Having troubles with sexual relationships with opposite gender

Reinforced Gender Stereotypes

Poor Socialization Skills

Avoiding Feminine Activities

Misunderstanding Women •Boys and girls learn differently because of their brains development

Example: Boys are predominantly spatial learners; maybe they need more space of moving around. Unlike girls, girls are attending to the task more readily and socializing more productively. How common is the social issue Professor Kathy Piechura-Couture of Stetson University , reported that over the four years of the pilot study, 55% of boys in the coed classrooms scored proficient on the FCAT, compared with 85% of boys in the all-boys classes. Same class size. Same curriculum. Same demographics. 1. In boys, the same tasks are handled by the hippocampus, an ancient nucleus buried deep in the brain, with few direct connections to the cortex.

2. Coeducation has only been the norm in the U.S. since about 1882.

3.The numbers of single sex private schools began to decrease in the 1960s and 1970s as social change, particularly with respect to women's rights and equality, took hold.

4.The federal government made single sex public schools illegal in its Title IX legislation.

5. In the late 1990s as parents began to consider once again the benefits of single sex education.

6.Only 4% of students attend single sex schools.

7. A Swedish researcher who found, in a study of 96 adults, that males and females have different emotional and cognitive responses to different kinds of light. Interesting facts Survey result On this scale, most people voted 5 and 8 on the scale from 1-10. It illustrates that the majority supports single sex education. Since boys and girls have different of learning styles, they should distract each other from their education, especially in adolescence as their sexual and emotional sides develop. Too much time can be spent attempting to impress or even sexually harassing each other. According to the data, fifty-eight percent of people voted for "teachers are more efficient on paying attention to students" than co-educate school’s teachers. The reason is because they have an easier time dealing with one particular gender. Teachers are able to direct kids to areas that interest them more, they tend to learn better and be more interested in their work. From this graph, it shows that the quantity of academic accomplishment is basally the same. Although single sex education might have a slightly different on teaching, they provide the same educational system like co-ed schools. statistics Supports National coalition for women and girls in education National Association for single sex public education National Organization for women The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education is a non-profit organization formed to educate the public about issues concerning equal rights for women and girls in education. Dedicated to the advancement of single-sex public education for both girls and boys. Bring about equality for all women, such as in education, social issues, and women rights. Let students to be themself Enhance academics level "GIRLS LEARN THIS WAY AND BOYS LEARN THAT WAY"


Thank you for listening :D Conclusion Single sex education is beneficial to both genders because there is less distraction during classes.

Since the girls are separated from the boys, teachers can easily adapt their teaching styles and prepare their lessons accordingly. They can also respond directly to the individual needs of their students.

In a single sex setting, girls drop their shyness and begin to take risks.

Boys will not feel inhibited taking certain courses that might not consider in a co-ed situation.

Single sex setting also simplifies the planning of special events and activities.

Although the benefits might not be instantaneous, this method of teaching will eventually be beneficial to the education of boys and girls and ultimately to society. Professor Kathy Piechura-Couture of Stetson University , reported that over the four years of the pilot study, 55% of boys in the coed classrooms scored proficient on the FCAT, compared with 85% of boys in the all-boys classes. Same class size. Same curriculum. Same demographics.
According to "The National Foundation for Educational Research" controlling for students' academic ability and other background factors, both girls and boys did significantly better in single-sex schools than in coed schools.
According to "The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)", based on six years of study of over 270,000 students, in 53 academic subjects, demonstrated that both boys and girls who were educated in single-sex classrooms scored on average 15 to 22 percentile ranks higher than did boys and girls in coeducational settings.
According to a
recent Quebec study, in 2003–04 there were over 250 intervention projects to
improve boys’ learning.By far, the most common of these interventions was the single-sex classroom. In single-sex schools, boys are more likely to take classes in math, science, and information technology? (T/F)
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