But remember: You have to decide what is best for you. Some students simply prefer single-sex schools while others prefer co-ed schools. But how do you decide? Others enjoy the camaraderie that often connects classmates at single-sex schools.
Co-ed vs. Single Sex Schools
Single-sex versus co-ed schools – which is better? | Gabbitas
Teacher Sia Goutzas wanted to send her three girls to a co-ed school. Single-sex education may have made sense, she says, when men became workers and women wives, but those days are over. But in the part of the eastern suburbs where Goutzas lives, there are few co-ed options; even the public schools are single sex. Sia Goutzas with her daughters who all went to single-sex schools from left Tiana, 18, Elizabeth, 16, and Giorgia,
Single-sex versus co-ed schools – which is better?
I t was financial imperative that prompted the Armidale School to break with its more than year tradition of teaching boys exclusively on its grounds in the New England tablelands of New South Wales. The school wanted to grow. When consulting parents and community, headmaster Murray Guest and the school insisted it would be introducing co-education without changing culture and tradition. But they were wrong: culture did change. It has sparked a revival of debate about whether such single-sex school environments breed hypermasculine behaviours , and raises the question: do the social effects of educating boys and girls together outweigh the widely touted academic gains of single-sex education?
In the past, Helen Forgasz has received funding from the Australian Research Council to explore gender issues in mathematics and IT education. A recent grant from the Alliance of Girls Schools of Australasia will be used to determine the longer term outcomes of single-sex and coeducational schooling on women's participation in STEM-related careers. Parents often face conflicting advice when deciding whether to send their child to a single-sex or coeducational school. Despite the lack of evidence, there remains a strong and widely held belief that single-sex schooling is better for girls and coeducation is better for boys.