Why Co-Education

 
  • Co-educational schools better reflect the diversity of our society;

  • They better prepare students to succeed in post-Secondary education and to eventually enter the workforce;

  • Students at co-educational schools feel comfortable about who they are and have a healthy and positive attitude and self-image;

  • Most students in co-educational schools indicate,"it is easy for students at my school to find a group that they fit in with";

  • Students in co-educational schools are more likely to feel safe in their school environment;

  • Research shows students in co-educational schools grow to be confident expressing their views in the presence of members of the opposite sex;

  • Collaboration between the sexes in the classroom helps develop confidence in students and they excel at university and beyond as leaders;

  • Working together in the classroom and on homework assignments provides boys and girls the opportunity to learn from each other intellectually, as well as socially;

  • Teachers in co-educational schools recognise that some gender differences in learning do exist and are skilled in catering for diverse learning needs in the classroom;

  • In a co-educational learning environment, students are exposed to both male and female role models in staff and senior students;

  • The ancient greek philosopher, Plato, said that co-education creates a feeling of comradeship - he advocated the teaching of both the male and female sexes in the same institution without showing any discrimination in imparting education;

  • "There are no overriding advantages for single-sex schools on educational grounds. Studies all over the world have failed to detect any major differences." - Professor Alan Smithers, director of education and employment research at the University of Buckingham;

  • For both girls and boys, co-education provides a more realistic way of training young people to take their places naturally in the wider community of men and women: it helps to break down the misconceptions of each sex about the other and provides an excellent foundation for the development of realistic, meaningful and lasting relationships in later life

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