The happiness of kids is the most important factor when selecting a school.
Why single sex classes?
Single sex classes in K-12 education started to encourage girls to get involved in lessons, increase their confidence for scientific skills, and give them an equal chance.
It was also started to encourage students to work in groups and develop the social abilities required for team work. Single sex classes deal with the underachievement of boys and also limits the impact of boy’s bad behavior.
Pros of single sex classes in K-12 education:
- Children come out of their shell and break their stereotypical behavior and roles. It is a pleasant way to increase confidence. Students get courageous, inquisitive, and eager when they are able to be who they are. They get eager in exploring non-conventional subjects like computers, mathematics, and technology.
- Girls become more extroverts. They drop their timidness and start taking risks. They get into competitions easily. They participate in outdoor activities and sports without caring that they may appear like tom boys. In short they become more open to the outer world and flourish more.
- Boys also become freer and outspoken in participating in activities without worrying about what girls may think about it, like enjoying playing orchestra and poetry.
- Children are flooded with pressure to become adults before they are even ready for it. Through mild, calm, and controlled social outlets it helps the children socialize with others more easily.
- Boys and girls have different learning patterns, which is easier to address in single sex classes. Each gender learns according to their potentials, especially in schools which are under performing.
Cons of single sex classes in K-12 education
- Single sex education for boys sometimes become very problematic. Their behavior may become negative and impossible to control at times.
- This type of education may strengthen or support academic stereotypes like girls are better in social science and boys are better in mathematics.
- Separate classroom for girls will reinforce the notion that girls don’t belong in the classroom with the boys. Hence the inferiority in girls may rise again.
- The learning pattern in single sex education makes use of the areas where they are strong and does not pay attention to areas of weakness.
Originally posted 2009-07-29 11:23:51.