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Post Reply Have you ever/do you attend a single sex school/educational institute?
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Nope, I wouldn't particularly like it either, I just think unisex schools are better just because I think it's wrong for boys and girls to be marginalized when it comes to school, but I do understand why they are made, just not really for me. :]
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No, I haven't. Women drive me up the walls.

I'd rather attend an all boys school.

Regardless, there's a lot of harm in segregating by gender in educational institutions. If anything it promotes division, ignorance, and difference. It avoids issues instead of tackling them.

The main argument for same sex institutions has been "boys" and "girls" inherently learn differently--behave differently even. They treat students according to those societal based gender norms--catering to those norms instead of unraveling. It's absolutely archaic and regressive.



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When I was in Taiwan, the classes were sometimes separated by gender.

That's as close as I got, though. Recesses and meal times were still combined. And we all performed plays together and stuff.

I was very young. You don't really care about these things when you're a little kid. I can't really tell if it was beneficial or harmful. I think it would be good for discipline early on but, once people are old enough, they need interaction with the opposite sex so they won't be awkward for lack of experience. Once they get over each other having cooties. I've seen plenty of quarreling between boys and girls. Granted, they fight with each other too, but it's a less sticky situation for teachers and parents if its boy vs boy or girl vs girl.


Ah, I still remember myself falling during play time and hurting my knee. A nice girl named Michelle helped me get up and she was my buddy instantly after that. I was super shy and a quiet scaredy cat but she helped me feel comfortable at school and was hard to forget. I still remember dressing up as the green ranger for Halloween and she was Snow White. She moved after a year. I sometimes wonder what she is doing now and if people remember these things from so long ago or if it's just me. I think I was 6.
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fair answers
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It's apparently a fact that segregated schools have better performance. That goes for both race and gender.
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Personally, I would have loved going to an all-boys school growing up. Just a dude surrounded by other dudes being dudes. There ain't nothing better.
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Yep. I generally prefer the company of girls and they were all very sweet at my school so we had good fun. Went to a mixed college and wanted to go back to being with girls.

The argument that it promotes ignorance is pretty funny. Most of us didn't have trouble interacting with the other gender because surprise surprise you're not confined to school grounds and can see boys outside of it. I will mention though that whenever we had a hot new male teacher it was mayhem.
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No, thankfully.
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...sausage fest, no thank you

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It's apparently a fact that segregated schools have better performance. That goes for both race and gender.


I don't want to go back to segregation. Segregation doesn't really solve the issues black people have. If anything, it exacerbated tensions between groups.
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Buckerss wrote:

It's apparently a fact that segregated schools have better performance. That goes for both race and gender.


I don't want to go back to segregation. Segregation doesn't really solve the issues black people have. If anything, it exacerbated tensions between groups.


There's a difference between segregation in society as a whole (restaurants, workplaces, theaters, public transit, etc.) and segregation in school. And there's a difference between separating people by race and people by gender.

We don't allow all people to use one restroom at the same time, do we? Locker rooms are separated and people above or below certain ages aren't allowed in certain areas. People in the military are often separated based on sex. That's still segregation (although most instances of the use of the word refer to separation based on race). Point is there's a negative connotation associated with the word because we associate it with discrimination when that's not necessarily the case. Sometimes it depends on which definition you use. There's a point where segregation gets to be too much, but we can't expect everything to be done together by all people regardless of race, age, and sex.

I'm for sensible separation of certain groups if the pros outweigh the cons.
Posted 1/22/16 , edited 1/22/16

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Buckerss wrote:

It's apparently a fact that segregated schools have better performance. That goes for both race and gender.


I don't want to go back to segregation. Segregation doesn't really solve the issues black people have. If anything, it exacerbated tensions between groups.


There's a difference between segregation in society as a whole (restaurants, workplaces, theaters, public transit, etc.) and segregation in school. And there's a difference between separating people by race and people by gender.

We don't allow all people to use one restroom at the same time, do we? Locker rooms are separated and people above or below certain ages aren't allowed in certain areas. That's still segregation. Point is there's a negative connotation associated with the word because we associate it with discrimination when that's not necessarily the case. There's a point where segregation gets to be too much, but we can't expect everything to be done together by all people regardless of race, age, and sex.


It's generally upheld by law that there are more reasons to separate by gender than by race. Look at it this way. EVERY girl has a vagina. But any assertion that states X race is generally smarter than y race is contentious. Unlike gender, the only real constant difference is skin color and ethnic heritage, and even then, that's not completely accurate.
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I was gonna say I've never attended a sex school
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

It's generally upheld by law that there are more reasons to separate by gender than by race. Look at it this way. EVERY girl has a vagina. But any assertion that states X race is generally smarter than y race is contentious.


Once people in a group are too different but you're trying to get them to do one thing, reaching that goal tends to become more difficult. If you take a bunch of random people from across the world (of all races, ages, and genders) and you try to teach them math in an American high school environment, you're probably not going to get the same results as if you had only chosen 13 year olds who were born and raised in the US.

A bit of an extreme example but there it is.

There are lots of fine lines and gray areas, but it doesn't mean we're better off lumping everyone into one unwieldy group. It CAN be, in certain situations, but not necessarily. It all depends.

People seem to hate or like the idea of an all-girls or all-boys school because they've never experienced both. If you're used to being in a co-ed environment and you switch to an all-boys or all-girls school, that would be very jarring. Same thing when you're raised going to single-sex schools and you're suddenly dropped into a co-ed school.
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No, attending a girls school would drive me insane.
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