Single-sex education , also known as single-gender education and gender-isolated education , is the practice of conducting education with male and female students attending separate classes, perhaps in separate buildings or schools. The practice of single-sex schooling was common before the 20th century, particularly in secondary and higher education. Single-sex education in many cultures is advocated on the basis of tradition as well as religion, and is practiced in many parts of the world. Recently, there has been a surge of interest and establishment of single-sex schools due to educational research. Motivations for single sex education range from religious ideas of sex segregation to beliefs that the sexes learn and behave differently, and, as such, they thrive in a single sex environment. In the 19th century, in Western countries, single sex girls' finishing schools , and women's colleges offered women a chance of education at a time when they were denied access to mainstream educational institutions.
According to a article published in "Educational Leadership," many proponents of single-sex education often claim that boys learn less than girls in typical coed environments because they require more visualization and physical movement to learn than do girls.
Some argue that, because the typical coed classroom demands verbal and sedentary -or "feminine"- learning, girls have the clear advantage. Opponents argue that using visual and kinetic -or "masculine"- instructional methods and materials helps both boys and girls master abstract concepts. Systemic and peer pressure to conform to gender stereotypes is more pronounced in coed than in single-sex classrooms, says The National Association for Single-Sex Public Education.
This pressure allegedly steers girls away from math and science -commonly seen as masculine interests- and boys away from the study of languages and the performing arts -typically seen as feminine interests.
But experts cited by the American Institutes for Research found no evidence of heightened "long-term interest in science and technology among females, despite efforts to change attitudes.
Boys educated apart from girls may counterintuitively learn to be more comfortable around and amiable with them, reports the NASSPE. This is because, in single-sex settings, boys don't feel the need to engage in overly macho and aggressive -read masculine-behaviors to impress girls.
/27/ Last year Kyu-shirataki Station made headlines around the world for staying open just to send one girl to school, but now that she's graduating, it's time to pack it in. News of delaying closures along the "Shiraktaki Series" of stations to accommodate a single student began to make headlines in Japan last year and by the New Year's 9/9/ High school relationships are often temporary, but relationships with friends and family can last a lifetime. Unfortunately, many romantic relationships result in less time spent with friends and family. Figuring out how to split your time between your partner and other loved ones can be a heada, but as a single girl, that's not your problem!76(41) This was an added benefit to improved academic performances. But several authors cited by the American Institutes for Research argue that single-sex schools can intensify gender stereotyping. Perhaps this is because single-sex bonding at all-boy and all-girl schools somehow generates disdain for the opposite sex
They grow to be more sensitive and polite to the opposite sex. Girls in coed situations are said to be similarly prone to overemphasizing their emerging femininity in front of boys in different ways.
But the American Institutes for Research cites other experts who recommend preserving the coed classroom and its possible benefits to inter-gender socialization and providing additional supports to help students live up to shared behavioral and academic standards.
Researrs found that girls at Catholic single-sex high schools harbored less stereotypical notions about what girls can and cannot accomplish than their counterparts at private coed Catholic schools, reports the NASSPE.
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This was an added benefit to improved academic performances. Girls in co-ed schools tend to be more self-conscious and less likely to speak up in class, ask questions or take on a leadership role. With research showing that girls are more likely to feel the need to be perfect and to struggle with confidence when they make even small mistakes, it's particularly important to cultivate their resilience, as Ral Simmons, author of Enough As She Isexplains: "What we want is for girls to have the capacity to move through a setback without beating themselves up.
This is why girls from single-sex schools buck the trend when it comes to participation in areas that have been traditionally male-dominated, such as STEM and economics, opening the door for girls to pursue tertiary studies and careers in the highly skilled and more highly paid areas of engineering, computing, business and entrepreneurship.
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10/14/ Research has shown that single-sex schools have many advantages for their students. On the whole, students educated in single-sex schools have more confidence than their coed peers and perform better academically. In addition, these students tend to not feel the pressures of gender roles and learn to pursue areas that interest them no matter what is considered socially acceptable for their Single School Girl. Hiyyaa people. I'm nearly finished school! Will be going to dance college next year. I am bi and looking for someone to have a bit of fun with. 9/19/ Even though she was single all throughout high school, even though she might have even felt out of place back then, it is what makes her such a great catch today. Being single during the time when everyone acted like having a boyfriend was the most important thing in the world taught her to cultivate her independence. It took strength to attend
Nagahashi first visited the famous Kyu-shirataki Station to see the last train to ever stop there. Many other people had come out as well, but it was far from the circus of camera-hounds that had befallen the platform months before.
There was a solemn but warm atmosphere with a handful of members of the press and local residents hanging around. The station set up a tent offering free milk and sweet potatoes to those in attendance. A bouquet of flowers sat on the scuffed up bench and a timetable hanging on the wall showed the four times a day that a train had stopped at Kyu-shirataki Station.
A short while later the train bound for Ashikawa arrived on time. Although the train had quite a few people on it, it seemed that even more had gathered from the surrounding area to pay their respects for the last time this would ever happen.
It was a dignified procession and the warmth and respect that the local people held for this station was clear. Beyond the girl in the headlines, this station had meant something to everyone there and starting today those memories would be all that was left of it.
With that chapter closed, Nagahashi also wanted to stop by the other two stations that were closing. Although, not nearly as famous, they each had their own special qualities.
When the news of the school girl broke, many media outlets mistook Kyu-shirataki Station for Kami-shirataki Station. It was understandable because this station had the dubious honor of only having two trains stop there each day.