The researchers concluded that girls' schools are "helping to counter rather than reinforce the distinctions between 'girls' subjects' such as English and foreign languages and 'boys' subjects' such as physics and computer science" p.
But are these schools, where girls achieve great results, good because they deny entry to half of the population? Just last week John Lyonthe north-west London day school which is part of the same foundation at Harrow, announced that it has broken with years of tradition and will be admitting girls from September in Year 7.
Covenant University. These critics suggested that the superior performance of students in single-sex schools may be due to the higher socioeconomic class from which such students are purportedly recruited, rather than the single-sex character of the school itself.
The same University of Michigan team later reported that the beneficial effects of single-sex education don't end after students leave the school. We hope to have this fixed soon. Universities are all co-educational. According to the survey, "more than one-third of Americans feel parents should have the option of sending their child to a single-sex school".
No such effect was seen for boys: for example, boys at single-sex schools were no more likely actually somewhat less likely to take courses in cooking than were boys at coed schools.
Inthe US government sponsored another study, Early Implementation of Public Single-Sex Schools: Perceptions and Characteristicswhich listed the benefits of single-sex schools: 1 Decreases distractions in learning, 2 Reduces student behavior problems, 3 Provides more leadership opportunities, 4 Promotes a sense of community among students and staff, 5 Improves student self-esteem, 6 Addresses unique learning styles and interests of boys or girls, 7 Decreases sex bias in teacher-student interactions, 8 Improves student achievement, 9 Decreases the academic problems of low achieving students, 10 Reduces sexual harassment among students, 11 Provides more positive student role models, 12 Allows for more opportunities to provide social and moral guidance, 13 Provides choice in public education.
What is Single-sex Education? According to Levit, "Supporters of single-sex education talk about the subject as if it were an isolated matter. I'm interested in grades: PreK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th.
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. To answer that question, Knowledge Networks conducted a nationwide survey in early We have spent several generations advancing the equality of the sexes. Even though many boys' and girls' single sex education schools in Hamilton demonstrate high standards of education, they often have more relaxed environments than their co-ed counterparts.
Canadian public school boards have been quicker to embrace girls-only schools. Visit our adblocking instructions page. However country-wide, co-education schools are more common than single-sex schools. At university level, although the sexes are not separated in the classroom, it is common practice to employ a single sex housing policy on university campuses e.
One could reasonably conclude from this study that both boys and girls are academically disadvantaged in co-educational schools, but that the disadvantage is greater for the boys.