Should boys and girls be taught together or seperately ?

Canada
June 3, 2007 3:31pm CST
Which would you prefer for your child and why ? What would be the advanges or disadvantages to each be ?
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9 responses
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
4 Jun 07
If it is at all possible I think ideally the two should be trained separately. Especially in the secondary school. Let their focus be on the R's and not on impressing the opposite s3x. my son went to a school this past year that did keep the boys and girls separate in the highschool. This was very beneficial for all concerned.
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
4 Jun 07
I had avery interesting experience recently on that subject. My son is in a 'band' with a group of other adolescents. When the three boys practice together, they will play for a solid hour and get down to brass tacks. When the girl shows up, it all falls apart, they sopund like cats in a bag, and they spend most of the time messing, and then quit early to mess around in earnest. It seems to effect their ability to concentrate! The flirting that goes on is remarkable!
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
I do really prefer to have my daughters attend an exclusive girls high school when the time comes, just as I had. I wasa able to focus more on my studies and didn't get bothered with crushes or adolescent relationships because I studied in an exclusive girls school. When I got to college I studied coed and that was the time also that I had my first boyfriend. LOL! But I think that was also about just the right time for me to start having a relationship and grow emotionally. So in a way, I prefer separate education of boys and girls up to high school only.
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@josyula (112)
• India
4 Jun 07
their is nothing wrong in coeducation according to me...I prefer my child to be joined in coeducation school only
• United States
4 Jun 07
I think separating boys and girls is really a bad idea... There is really no point in doing that! If they are kept to themselves, they are either going to grow up always wondering about the opposite gender or will become wary of the other gender. I think the latter might be more common with girls, if they're always isolated, they might grow up to be untrusting of men. As for me, I would go crazy if I were stuck in a school with only girls! All my best friends are boys, being surrounded by chatty girls all the time, bllaahh... how terrible x.x
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@vivienna (583)
• Venezuela
4 Jun 07
I can't see any advantages in separated education. Life joins men and women together, so from the start they should learn mutual understanding and respect. Some people think that there are periods when boys tend to make friendship with boys, and girls with girls. I believe that this isn't anything natural but the result of gender oriented education by parents. Where education follows individual personality rather than gender, girls and boys will mix together very easily.
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• United States
4 Jun 07
It doesnt matter to me either way, but I can see both sides of the argument. I think when they are in elementary school they need to be together, later i guess I can see where it could be distracting and take away from learning. I wouldnt oppose it if my school district opted to do it.
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@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
3 Jun 07
Normal and modern education without any gender separation.They are children, not monks and nuns! So no need to be separated and to be taught that they can have a normal contacts and exchange of ideas with other gender just as adults. The separated education is very wrong conception even it`s popular amongst the religious societies.
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@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
3 Jun 07
I see nothing wrong with boys and girls being educated together. I believe that education should prepare children for the real world as much as possible. In the real world men and women need to work together. May as well start training for it now. cheers,
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