Abstract Comprehensive re-organisation largely swept away single-sex secondary education in the state maintained sector in England and Wales. Boys and girls distract each other from their education, especially in adolescence as their sexual and emotional sides develop.
Academic competition between the sexes is a spur to better performance at school. Teachers frequently favour their own gender when teaching co-educational classes; for example, male teachers can undermine the progress and confidence of girl students by refusing to choose them to answer questions etc.
We would love to hear what you think — please leave a comment! Do boys and girls benefit more from being taught together or separately? Co-education provides greater protection to these students due to the level of existing diversity by simply having both genders. University of Winchester.
This leads to more student participation in class. Certain subjects are best taught in single-sex classrooms, such as sex education or gender issues. Notify of.
Literature suggests this occurred with little discussion. University of Winchester. It would still be discrimination if there were only male single-sex schools; as long as both genders are catered for, this discrimination is redressed.