BANNISTER—GETTY IMAGES Are single-gender schools good for students? Can separating boys and girls improve their performance at school? Or do boys and girls need to be together to learn to get along? There is no right answer. But many people have strong opinions about the topic. Some people believe that single-gender schools are the best bet. Others believe that coed schools give kids a stronger start.

Single-gender education is on the rise. In the mid-1990s, there were only two single-gender public schools in the nation. Today, more than 500 public schools in 40 states have only boy students, only girl students or some classes that are single-gender.

The authors of a new report in Science magazine reviewed existing research about single-gender schools. Their report argues against this type of education. They say it reduces boys’ and girls’ opportunities to work together, and reinforces gender stereotypes. A stereotype is an inaccurate oversimplified image of a group.

“Boys who spend more time with other boys become increasingly aggressive,” the article says. “Similarly, girls who spend more time with other girls become more gender-typed.” The authors also argue that there is no scientific evidence that single-gender schooling leads to better academic outcomes.

 
 


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cortney apple
12/05/2011 08:30

i disagree to that because if there was a whole school full of just girls it will be to much drama!!!!

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brandon
11/06/2012 06:58

i think it is stupid

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weirdo
01/07/2014 18:14

this is serious not stupid

12/05/2011 11:42

that cool

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brandon
12/05/2011 11:50

that sweet!!!!!!!!!

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caleb j.
12/06/2011 11:53

i think that singal gender schools are bad ideas because boys need girls to keep them from acting out of trouble.

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6@^1n
12/07/2011 08:16

i dont think that will be a good idea because for the girls DRAMA, for the boys FIGHTS.

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Destiny H.
12/07/2011 08:18

If the school did that this year it will be ok.

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ashtyn C :):)
12/07/2011 08:27

i think that it would be a horrible idea because there wouldnt be cheeleaders for the football team and us girls need guys to hang on

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KELCIE J:)(:
12/07/2011 08:33

i dont think i can stand being in a all girls school we need boys in the school to talk to and to hang with all the darma with the girls and there whould be to much aruguing!!!!!:)(:


kelcie jenkins:)(:

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trevorg.
12/07/2011 08:39

thats a terrible idea i think id be expeled the first day because id get into fights

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Riley Finney
12/07/2011 15:17

In my opinion single-gendered schools are a bad idea. Young boys and girls need to learn how to work together. Plus guys can get agressive and girls are dramatic.
On the other hand... Never mind there is no competition between the schools.

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12/07/2011 16:49

My thoughts on single-gendered schools aren't based on research or any studies. It is basic common sense to me. People have to deal with the opposite gender throughout life. I feel that separating children according to gender would serve as an injustice. Education is almost as much about acquiring social/life skills as it is about academics.

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Riley F.
12/07/2011 17:14

At first I said there is no competition.I thought about it for a while, then it hit me. The separation of genders may take away socialization, but some boys/girls get distracted by the opposite genders in class during lessons. I could go either way with the idea, although I believe that coped schools are better. By the way thanks again for reading my articles and stating your opinion.

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Presley M
12/08/2011 08:11

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01/28/2014 07:18

Where is it

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PresleyM
12/08/2011 08:12

i think that boys and girls need to be in the same school!
But i guess it would be ok if we were in different classes!!!(:

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jourdyn a
12/08/2011 11:54

waz up u know that i do not like that idea c ya ttyl

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Katelyn C.
12/08/2011 11:56

I don't like the idea of single gender schools because, guys and girls need to learn to be friends and not fight all the time.

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kimberly
12/09/2011 09:11

i dont like the idea there would be no football games

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hayden
12/11/2011 11:09

i think that boys and girls should not be seperated because girls would stir up to much drama.

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trey,travis
12/12/2011 06:38

good job chucky

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trinity
12/12/2011 11:57

not a good idea boys are not as hard to get along with

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ceallstars
11/27/2012 17:52

retard

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Anonymous
03/26/2013 15:20

mind your language

sydney
12/12/2011 11:59

it would be coool in a all girl school but then i would ot be able to have a bf i still want to be in a boy girl school i love it just the way it is so dont , cierra ,presley,alyda,kelcie,riley,ellery dont go to a girl school

Sydneyelder:):(:):(:)*

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Alyda
12/13/2011 08:28

i think it should just stay the same because i have guy friends and girl friends and i think we learn better together

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01/12/2012 08:30

hi alyda i think your awesome

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11/27/2012 17:43

I think mpre gender will give you a different perspective in how your opposite gender and you are alike and how you learn and act the same way as an education discovery. I also think it doesn't matter what gender but your comparables and differences to combine to friendship and working along with eachother and not against eachother.

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ceallstars
11/27/2012 17:53

dummy

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someone
12/14/2011 08:25

I think that we should go apart and only meet during lunch and recess. The reason is guys catch the drama the girls have and start their own drama.

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ellery
01/05/2012 07:53

boys and girls need to be in the same schools!!!!!

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kimberly
01/05/2012 08:21

that would be bad there will be no guys to hang out with and soccer would be boring and no football games

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kimberly
01/05/2012 08:23

if its an all girl school i would leave theres to much drama with girl

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Youtube Gurl18
03/15/2012 20:06

i think they're better together cuz when my cousin got in a all boys school he almost went gay-- not that there is anything wrong with gay but to my aunty it was like her whole world exploded

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sugar
05/09/2012 03:22

I think it is bad idea.if there was no boys in class it will be not fun

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05/09/2012 04:53

why it really is viewed as an essential addition, it is usually for the function and luxury.

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Anonymous
03/26/2013 15:21

I think separating girls and boys are a bad idea because when u grew up and get a job it's not like their going to separate boys and girls

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weirdo
01/07/2014 18:12

this debate is getting hi

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andrea
01/23/2014 17:31

I agree boys and girls need to be together because were would girls get guys to hang on
:-D

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