Research has shown that single-sex schools have many advantages for their students. On the whole, students educated in single-sex schools have more confidence than their coed peers and perform better academically. In addition, these students tend to not feel the pressures of gender roles and learn to pursue areas that interest them no matter what is considered socially acceptable for their biological sex. Though it's impossible to make true generalizations about all same-sex schools, the following are commonalities of most of them.
Co-ed versus single-sex schools: 'It's about more than academic outcomes'
Single-sex education: the pros and cons
The contentious topic of single gender classrooms is again in the spotlight with some policy makers considering gender-specific educational settings in public schools. Although some private schools already have this practice, not all agree that this is the best environment for K students. And although some countries still prefer single gender classrooms, the percentage of mixed-gender schools has increased. There are parents and sectors who maintain that there are more benefits single gender education offers while there are also those who say there are no specific advantages or setbacks proven.
Print article. The National Association for Single-Sex Public Education estimates that approximately public schools now offer some form of single-sex education. What is fueling this movement? And what are the risks and benefits of single-sex education?
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