In conclusion,I am convinced that both single sex schools and mixed schools have certain advantages that can be beneficial for students according aforementioned reasons.
In conclusion,I am strongly convinced that without any doubt mixed schools can make students skillful, comprehensive as well as effective and moreover these schools are far better than single sex schools.
I came across an IELTS essay question that asks examinees to discuss both views on single-sex and co-ed schools, and then give our opinion on what is better between them. In answering these types of questions, what format do you suggest? Do we have to write a conclusion? I usually follow this format: Intro, view 1, view 2, and then my opinion. I do not write any conclusion.
Many people think that single gender schools can provide more opportunities and create more convenient environment than co-educational schools. In my opinion, while I believe that single sex education has some advantages over mixed education,I also think that mixed education has significant advantages as well.
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I have to ask you that in this video you have explained the advantages of single sex and mixed schools but how we will address the question “to what extent do you agree or disagree?”
Ironically, evidence emerged suggesting that contrary to the predictions of feminists in the 1950s and 1960s, there is less gender polarisation of subject choice and subject preferences amongst students who are taught in single-sex schools than those who attend co-educational ones. . Some longitudinal research suggests that in single sex schools in the UK more boys opted to study modern language and arts and more girls opted to study science than in mixed schools during the 1960s and 1970s. However, social conditions have changed since the 1970s and these findings must be interpreted with some caution: one cannot assume that the gender intake of the school is the only, or most important, explanation for these patterns.
There is very little research on the long-term social consequences of single-sex and co-educational schooling. Nevertheless, many advocates of co-education argue that mixed schools are essential so that girls and boys can learn to live and work together. In general, their argument is that schools should reflect ‘real’ life (presumably out-of-school life), and as society is mixed, schools should also be mixed.
The little empirical evidence that exists regarding the long-term social consequences of single-sex and mixed schooling reveals no consistent differences in the personal development of girls and boys in these school types. Evidence suggests, for example, there are no significant differences between students who attend single-sex schools and students who attend co-educational schools in terms of how easy or difficult they find it to adjust socially to university life. Overall though, this is yet another area where we have more unanswered than answered questions.
Warrington, M. and Younger, M. (2001) Single-sex Classes and Equal Opportunities for Girls and Boys: perspectives through time from a mixed comprehensive school in England, Oxford Review of Education, 27 (3) 339-356