“Education is the most powerful weapon which people can use to change the world
“Education is the most powerful weapon which people can use to change the world. Mixed school, also known as co-educational schools is seen to be beneficial for both sexes. Therefore academic performance in a mixed school is likely to be seen good as compared to a single sex school .This is due more social and academicals interaction between the two sexes, and also students starts to get more self-esteem.Hawever, it is important to recognize that a mixed school is not the answer to all academic purposes due to social interaction because it also presents some important disadvantages as well as the usual advantages. These essay theories the arguments against and for mixed school. Firstly, peer pressure is a common disadvantage found in a mixed school. Although interacting and socializing with peers is good, but into some extent it can be bad because some students can be easily lead to breaking rules. Therefore academic performances can suddenly decrease as students’ starts concentrate on unnecessary things such as truancy”.
“Some evidence has suggested that boys in mixed schools performed better academically, as they are encouraged not to ‘mess around’ by their more responsible female classmates – but obviously this is a generalisation and might prove different in specific schools and even in particular classrooms. Some proponents of mixed schools claim these schools have a better atmosphere, since they are neither too ‘bitchy’, as can occur when a group of girls are working and studying together, not too aggressive, which can occur when boys are exclusively working and studying together”.
Some critics claim that the environment of single sex schools is artificial and hinders the student development of social skills. The teenage years are known for being a very important years in the life of students in terms of development and building their personality and students who are in single sex schools believe that this kind of education makes it harder to relate to members of the opposite sex.
Another argument made against single sex schools is that it does not help students to get ready for the real life and the real world that of course both genders do co-exist. Opponents of single sex schools believe that mixed schools prepare students better for university and worklife as students can participate in interactive learning among boys and girls in the same classrooms.