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Single-sex schools are better for student learning and mental health.

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Ahmed-Alnawati
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Single-sex schools are better for student learning and mental health VS mixed-sex schools are better for student learning and mental health.

Round 1
Pro
Although it is fair to say that various mixed schools can increase high-academic performance, students in single-sex schools may have lower chances of struggling with behavioral issues. For instance, the research into a Seattle Elementary School suggested that students transitioning to single-sex classrooms displayed fewer behavioral problems. At an equivalent time, the boys getting into single gender education improved performance within the Washington Assessment of Student Learning, moving from 10% to 30% in their class, all the way up to 73%. Some experts suggest that single gender educational environments can help reduce behavioral issues because they provide students more room to feel comfortable. In a mixed environment, young men and women distract each other, and are more concerned with fitting into their prescribed roles and impressing others than pursuing their own personal skills. In single-sex schools, students are often more willing to require risks, because they are doing not feeling the fear of failing ahead of the opposite sex. Indeed, single-sex graduates have even rated themselves as having higher levels of intellectual self-confidence, a resource crucial for school and beyond.


Con
Social skill with the other gender is an important skill that'd help a lot in life in many different ways, examples are benefiting, sharing, cooperating, and listening to the other gender. When not having these skills, relationships may become more awkward and school-segregated students might face fear in many different situations in contacting other gender. When schools prevent boys and girls from studying together in the same class, they wouldn't have the experience and will lack the social skill of communication with the other gender. Gender-segregated schools produce men and women who're socially weak when it comes to contact with the other gender. For example when a 6 year old joins a gender segregated school and then graduates, he'll eventually miss an important opportunity and would consider learning this skill later in his life rather than learning it earlier as a child, the skill is the communication with the other gender that'd help him a lot in his life. To sum up, why same sex schools are worse for our student's education, is it causes more anxiety, bullying, lack of social communication with the other gender, and more sexism.
Round 2
Pro
I respect what Saeed said but unfortunately, I will need to disagree with it. He said that multi-sex schools will give students more social skills. Which I disagree with because how will it give them more social skills if students are scared of failing in front of the other gender. For example, the research into a Seattle Elementary School suggested that students transitioning to single-sex classrooms displayed fewer social problems. At an equivalent time, the boys getting into single-gender education improved performance within the Washington Assessment of Student Learning, moving from 10% to 30% in their class, all the way up to 73%. After we heard this I would like to conclude that single-gender schools are better for students' behavioral and social skills.
Con
In my opinion, I disagree with Ahmad because if gender segregated students are more comfortable with the same sex, they lack the ability to communicate and engage with the opposite sex, as Ahmad said, same sex students tend to be friendlier and more formal with the same sex, but would not be so much with the opposite sex. For example, if a male student graduates from a gender segregated school, he will be more likely to interact with the opposite gender later in life, in his job, at university, etc. So the point is that learning in a gender segregated school may be functional and efficient up to a point, but when it comes to the opposite sex, it is not... if students have not grown up with the opposite sex, they will encounter many difficulties and obstacles when it comes to interacting with the opposite sex, and they will have less experience in doing so.