Single-sex schools are better for student learning and mental health.
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This is going to be an argument about whether single-sex school are beneficial for the learning of young children or not.
Hello everyone, today I’m going to raise the argument thatsingle-sex schools are overall beneficial for the education of young children.In my educated opinion, and after doing a lot of research, I’ve concluded thatsingle-sex schools give more learning opportunities to children. It makes boysless competitive; and it reduces behavioral issues. It provides positive rolemodels by improving peer interaction, and it makes girls feel less pressure asthey mature and develop.
I believe one very crucial benefit of single-sex schools is thefact that boys are more cooperative and collaborative rather than competitive. Boyswill spend less time trying to compete for girls, and spend more timecooperating in school projects. For example, boys wouldn’t have bad blood overgirls, so in school projects, the chemistry between them would be a lot better.This same argument extends to girls as well. This type of behavior betweengirls and boys can be extremely distracting and make them care less aboutcollaboration in school effort.
1)Doesn’t prepare the student for real life situations;
Real world situations are often mixed which makes it harder for both males and females to grow accustomed to interacting with and working with the opposite sex which deprives them of the opportunity to build a foundation for supportive and meaningful relationships with the other gender, therefore creating a bigger divide between the genders which results in a lack of understanding and respect for each other.
Yousef’s point, although somewhat true, doesn’t invalidatethe fact that single-sex schools are more beneficial for the education ofchildren. I think that schools should focus on academic strength, as in logicalintelligence, first rather than social intelligence. Parents, mentors and orpeers can help their children learn how to communicate with the opposite sexand in general help them socialize outside of school. In my opinion, the focusshould always be on educational strength, and my point is supported by thecountless studies that suggest that in single-sex school environments bothgirls and boys excel academically through cooperation and collaboration.
first ghazi states that single sex schools give more learning oppurtunities to children, making boys less competitive reducing behovioral problems.
and making girls less pressured
id like to counter by saying that boys, by nature, are very competitve, and it does not hinder their learning process, if anything, their competitiveness serves as motivation to get better grades and perform better in general than their colleagues. regardless of said colleagues' sex.
for example, boys might push themselves and their team to win a match in pe, boys might push themselves more when studying to get a better grade than their colleagues or friends.
ghazi later states that a "crucial benefit" for single sex schools is that boys are more cooperative and collabartive than competitive.
i believe this is utterly wrong, as stated before, boys by nature are very competitive, regardless of their colleagues' sex.
and if boys spend their time competing for girls, then the problem lies in that minority of boys, assuming and generalizing that all the boys will chase over the girls instead of focus on their education is very naive.
ghazis approach makes this seem like childs play and not a proper school environment.
another point ghazi makes is that boys will compete over girls and vice versa, which becomes distracting.
i dont necessarily disagree with this point entirely, however, if the students focused on their academic progress, this will not be a problem, as there are many distractions students may face and this one should be treated like them.
to sum up my argument, the sex ultimately does not matter, if boys want to be competitive they will do it regardless of their colleagues, and if students were focused and dedicated to their education, the sex of their fellow students wont not matter.