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Gabriela Cassar
Miss Hammitt
Writing for Publication
8 January 2014
Benefits Single-Sex Schooling
All boys school? All girls school? Same gender school? Which one is best for you or your
children? Single-sex schools are the best way to receive a flourishing education.
According to an online article on Crc Health, An Australian study of 270,000 students
found that both boys and girls performed significantly higher on standardized tests when they
attended gender-specific schools. Single-sex schools also remove distractions that prevent girls
from taking a more proactive role in their education.
Some may like to argue that students enrolled in gender-specific schools wont be able to
learn how to co-exist with the opposite sex but this statement is proven wrong. School isnt the
only way children should be interacting with others, there are many other times out of the
classroom for social interaction, if parents truly want their child to experience that theyll make
the time.
Gender-specific schools are able to give students a relaxing environment to feel free to be
themselves in. According to an online article on About, students in single-sex schools are more
willing to take risks and classrooms are bursting with ideas and conversation.
Another reason why single-sex schooling is the best schooling is because of the low
amount of peer pressure, cliques and gender stereotypes. Margret Pala Olafsd, is an Icelandic
educator who now oversees 17 single-sex elementary schools in Iceland. She makes this great

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observation supporting gender-specific schools, "Both sexes seek tasks they know. They select
behavior they know and consider appropriate for their sex. In mixed [i.e. coed] schools, each sex
monopolizes its sex-stereotyped tasks and behavior so the sex that really needs to practice new
things never gets the opportunity. Thus, mixed-sex schools support and increase the old
traditional roles (Single Sex Schools).
Specifically, all-girls schooling is incredibly successful in giving the best education for
their students. In the culture we live in today, young girls are taught that computer science and
engineering are boys subjects. Two professors in Germany named Bettina Hannover and
Ursula Kessels randomly assigned 401 8th-grade students either to single-gender classrooms or
to coed classrooms to study physics, for one year. At the end of the year, they found that girls
who had been randomly assigned to the all-girls classroom were more engaged in physics, and
less likely to regard physics as a "boys' subject," compared to girls who had been randomly
assigned to the coed classroom.
Although at BHHS, we have combined gender schooling we could still change certain
classes such as physical education to a single-sex class. This will help students feel more
confident in their own skin.
Theres a wide range of religion at BHHS, some of those religions require clothes to
cover the whole body while in front of the opposite gender. If boys and girls didnt have to worry
about showing skin in front of the opposite sex then they would be able to wear more
comfortable clothes so that they can gtet the best out of their P.E class.

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Also, if we were to have gender-specific gym classes there would be a significant


difference in the participation because girls can feel extremely awkward running and playing
sports in front of boys or visa versa.
Hopefully you have learned that gender-specific schooling is the only way to get the
education required to be successful by letting the students be able to clearly focus on their work.