Exclusive Single-Gendered Schools Limits Learning

This is true. Keeping the boys and the girls together in one school is better than putting them in exclusive schools. This is confirmed by the new Tel Aviv University study.

The study found that both boys and girls do better when there are more girls in the class during an investigation of girls and boys in mixed classrooms in the elementary, middle, and high-school grades of the Israeli school system. About 55 percent of girls resulted in better exam results and less violent outbursts overall.

Primary-school classrooms with a female majority showed increased academic success for both boys and girls, along with a notable improvement in subjects like science and math. In the middle schools, girls were found to have better academic achievement in English, languages and math. And in high school, the classrooms which had the best academic achievements overall were consistently those that had a higher proportion of girls enrolled.

I totally agree with this… even though I came from a good values-oriented school such as the Sacred Heart School-Jesuits, I certainly felt lacking or somewhat misplaced when I started out in college, mingling with girls was somewhat “Alien” to me and it took me a while to figure things out, loosen up and adjust (Like more than a year or so). I was part of the 2nd to the last batch of students who were non-coed, and right now the school is already mixed.

Source: American Friends of Tel Aviv University
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1 comment

  1. This is so true! well I didn't go to an all boy school but when I was in grade school I was only surrounded by girls. We were only 5 in the class and guess what? The other 4 were all girls from grade 3 to 6!

    When I went to high school I had a hard time being friends with boys geez.

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