Co-education is good or bad. What type of schooling you recommend?

@sivanj (1263)
India
August 8, 2008 5:12am CST
I have had this confusion in mind since my schooling. Whenever i hear a discussion in TV or friends arguing i listen and get even more confused. I have been in a boys school and dis my college in co-education. So i have a personal feeling that coeducation could have been better because i feel that it helps learn about the people of other gender in a friendly manner. I know you might have been asked the same question many times or else you would have asked it many times to others. But lets discuss. Whats your feeling and recommendation?
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5 responses
• India
12 Aug 08
I agree with you, co-education is help the the people to learn more things. I studied in a co-ed school and there it made us easy to share your feelings with them. i think if some is not studying in a co-ed mean he/she is missing (knowledge) something in their life.
@jaffna (778)
• India
12 Aug 08
i have spent ma school life in a girls school and am currently doing ma college studies in a co-ed....but i stll don't like it .....i always prefer girls-alone schools...it was very different atmosphere there when compared to coolege of co-ed..
• United States
8 Aug 08
Actually..I am a fan of home-schooling? It keeps the kids and family closer..yet they can play sports like baseball..do scouts and play wiht the kids on the street to socialize..have Firday/Saturday night sleepovers, etc. In the end, though, I wanted to make sure the ones that taught my kids could write a complete sentence and do advanced math, science, etc..and my husband and I , after we looked at the tachers and talked a bit to them, we ended up being the better choice? (had more education than they did.) I went to public schol and my husband to military ones when his dad was in? And we had boys and goirls wiht us and did fine. It was a pure decision on our part to educate them the best way we could.
@angelia286 (2029)
• Singapore
8 Aug 08
I had always been in a co-ed school ever since I had attended school. Lol, I had never had the opportunity to study in an one-gender school. However, this really depends on the person who is studying in the school. My experience in a co-ed school proved to me that shyer people tend to withdraw further into their shell, especially where it comes to the opposite gender. There is much more teasing involved and cruelty in school is rampant. Rumors flies and some people who are lower in their self-esteem can really be destroyed by all of these goings. Of course, being in a co-ed school also allows for us to explore our sexuality and open our awareness of the opposite gender at an earlier stage. It enables us to see and feel comfortable around the opposite gender. As for me, being a girl in such a school, I have friends from both the gender circles and had then became more of a boy than a girl. But, I love the feeling of interaction between the two genders and I would not have given up studying in a coeducational school for a single gender one. I think I would be miserable in a single gender school as I do not really get along that way with girls my age during my schooling time as I was simply not interested in what they were interested in at taht point of time. =)
@ashnigam (96)
• India
8 Aug 08
I share your thought that co-ed schools and colleges allow students to learn about the other gender. I have had the chance of studying in both co-ed and boys only school. My college for graduation and post-graduation was co-ed. I always feel that co-ed system is better.