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Yes, of course they are! No, they definitely aren't!
Debate Score:77
Arguments:48
Total Votes:119
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Single-sex schools are the route to better education.


Yes, of course they are!

Side Score: 43
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No, they definitely aren't!

Side Score: 34
4 points

Students in a single sex school are equally competitive. In a study in The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, they had 140 students (75 boys and 65 girls) run a race. When the children ran alone, there was no difference in performance. In competition, boys but not girls improved. The girls in the study did not perform worse, but simply the same, as if there was no competition at all. On the other hand, the boys put much more effort into their performance once they were competing.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
3 points

Students may not be distracted by the opposite gender through infatuations and relationships.

Studies shown from Stetson University which conducted a 3 year pilot project in which showed the percentage of students scoring proficient on the FCAT.

Girls in co-ed school scored 59% while girls in girls school scored 75%

Boys in co-ed school scored 37% while boys in Boys school scored 86%.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
3 points

There will be less relationship between boys and girls. This allows boys/girls to have more focus on their studies. In a research, students studying in a single sex school have better results than those of coed school. the results are as shown- Single sex(87%), co ed (48%).

Side: Yes, of course they are!
msalex Clarified
1 point

It is unclear where your research is from. Your point is not valid at the moment.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
2 points

According to one estimate, thousands of U.S. public schools offered single-sex academic classes during the 2009–10 school year

About 1,000 uniformed sixth, seventh, and eighth graders entered single-gender classes in America

This shows that foreign countries, not only Singapore, are in favour of single-sexed schools

Side: Yes, of course they are!
xaviergoh11(2) Disputed
1 point

evidences are not enough to prove that single sex schools are better. we also need logic

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
msalex Clarified
0 points

So, what are the merits of the single-sex system? Your point is not clear here.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
2 points

There will be no depression caused by rejection from the other sex. For example, a girl likes a boy who does not like her back. She will be depressed and focus more on impressing him rather than focusing on her studies. In this case, depression may not seem so big of a deal but gradually, it may lead to dark thoughts.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
2 points

Revised:

The teachers in co-ed schools may have difficulty in accommodating 2 differing genders' styles and ways of doing things. Thus they may naturally decline to being gender bias and having different expectations towards the students. Usually in this case, teachers will be biased towards the girls as teaching boys, due to their boisterous nature, will be tough while teaching girls may amount to less stress for the teacher

In Florida, when fourth-grade students were segregated into single-sex and co-ed classes, the results at the end of the experiment showed that the fourth-graders in the single-sex classes passed with flying colours in their tests while those in the co-ed classes didn't do as well as those in the single-sex classes.

This shows that Single-sex schools are the route to better education.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
2 points

In single-sex schools, there are almost no relationship rumors. These rumors cause students to focus more on proving the students passing the rumors wrong rather than focusing on their studies. Thus, in single-sex schools, students can focus more on their studies rather than worrying about these rumors.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
msalex Disputed
1 point

There are rumours in single-sex schools too. Any cases to substantiate your point?

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
2 points

Boys and girls have different likes and dislikes and it is harder for schools to accommodate both genders and their needs. Therefore, the learning environment may be not suitable for each gender.

Also, gender bias will be avoided. Teachers will not be impartial toward a student based on their gender.

Students would not be distracted by the opposite gender while in school, providing a more conducive learning environment

Side: Yes, of course they are!
msalex Clarified
1 point

Explain how a single-sex school can have activities organized based on gender. Why is this important? Any personal experience to share?

Side: Yes, of course they are!
2 points

Nowadays, parents may not want their children to have a relationship with a girl or boy at an early age. So they would, for the future of their child, send their children to a single-sex school so as to not risk the above mentioned situation. Which is why I think that the statement made may be true. With no boy-girl relationship, students can focus more on their studies not worry about relationships.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
2 points

For the grades which fall in the teenage years, single-sex schools offer a focused learning environment.

-In an experiment by Alison L. Booth ,Lina Cardona-Sosa and Patrick Nolen in February 2013 in a co-educational school, they found out that one hour a week of single-sex education benefits females: females are 7% more likely to pass their first year courses and score 10% higher in their required second year classes than their peers attending coeducational classes. Although according to this experiment, the single-sex education improved the studies on mostly females only, it still proves that single-sex education is beneficial to students, given the higher passing rate. (source: http://ftp.iza.org/dp7207.pdf))

-During the teenage hormone years the boys and girls tend to take more notice of opposite sexes and lose concentration on their studies. They will also be afraid to do well in certain subjects for fear that they may seem nerdy to the opposite sexes. They could also not participate in lessons such as asking questions for fear that they may feign off interest from the opposite sex.

-Some students may even engage in boy-girl relationship and this also greatly affects their studies as they keep on thinking about their partners of the opposite sex. Thus single-sex schools prevents this and improves the results of most students.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
Kingly342(29) Banned
1 point

I went to an all boys school and it was better than when I went to a mixed school. I learnt more in a same sex school because it removed the distractions of relationships and such.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
pirateelfdog(2676) Disputed Banned
1 point

Except homosexuality exists, so this is a somewhat silly argument.

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
Kingly342(29) Clarified Banned
2 points

Oh, you do have a point. I didn't consider that point. Now that I think about it...It IS a silly argument. You sir, are correct.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
1 point

There would be a much more specialized education for the single sex and able to help the students with adequate support and help. Accommodating to their specific needs will give them a better education.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
1 point

Boy-girl relationships will not affect students in their studies. For example, a boy is in a relationship with a girl. He will obviously pay more attention to her than to his studies in order to satisfy her. This will cause him to lose out on his studies and he will not do well in the future.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
msalex Disputed
0 points

Generalisations weaken your argument. Any studies to substantiate your point?

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
2 points

Ya abdullah... where is thy evidence m9?? you need to support it

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
1 point

Some parents don’t want their children to be in mixed-gender classrooms because, especially at certain ages, students of the opposite sex can be a distraction because they may get attracted to the opposite sex.Single-sex education enhances student success when teachers use techniques geared toward the gender of their students and they would learn better

Side: Yes, of course they are!
1 point

Some research indicates that girls learn better when classroom temperature is warm, while boys perform better in cooler classrooms. If that’s true, then the temperature in a single-sex classroom could be set to optimize the learning of either male or female students. So if there are opposing sexes in a class, there may be some dispute amongst the sexes which may affect their studies

Side: Yes, of course they are!
1 point

At certain ages, especially during the ages of 13 to 18, students tend to be attracted to the opposite sex. This may pose as a great distraction to Students.

In Florida, Stetson University carried out a case study.the percentage of students scoring As is shown in the table below

Gender. Boys Girls

Coed. 37% 59%

Single Sex. 86% 75%

This shows that Single sex school students to better academically.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
3 points

Firstly, single sex schools limit the exploration of the interaction between members of the other sex.

Secondly, it prevents being too close/in a relationship with a member of the same sex, thus reducing the chances of lesbian and gay relationships.

Furthermore, the boy-girl relationships help these students to be social creatures, enabling them to do so in the future when they grow up.

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
3 points

in a single sex school , students are given less chances to interact with the other gender,and have less experience to work with the other gender. This will greatly affect the students when they are in the working field or college where students are required t work with the other gender and these students would have problems coping with . School is a place to learn and students need to learn things out of the textbook to help them in life such as knowing how to work with the opposite gender.

Side: No, they definitely aren't!

It is very likely that once you get a job you will be forced to work with both sexes. Men and women are different, and it is important that we learn to work with each other. I see absolutely no benefits from single-sex schools.

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
instig8or(3310) Disputed Banned
1 point

You are not religious enough to understand the need for your 14 year old child not to have any sexual or intimate action of any kind.

There are such a clientele and thus SSS succeed in maintaining income and profit.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
2 points

I believe that co-education schools are more beneficial than single-sex schools may cause students to communicate with members of the opposite sex,therefore allowing them to communicate better in the future when they are in a working environment.

The students could have a limit to their use of language and behavior when around members of the opposite.

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
2 points

A school is not only for learning in terms of knowledge but is to also educate you in your moral values and help you to socialize. Therefore, a co-ed school will provide you with greater variety of people with different personalities as we would learn how to interact with an opposite gender. It is beneficial to understand another opposite sex as we would one day grow up to be adults. Most of us would work in an environment where there will be a person of an opposite gender which we would be familiar with working with which will help us in our daily life.

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
1 point

The route to better education is a stronger curriculum focusing on critical thinking and reality instead of one focused on social justice nonsense.

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
GenericName(3427) Clarified Banned
0 points

So do you believe that curriculum is currently focused on "social justice"?

Side: Yes, of course they are!
SlimReaper(22) Disputed Banned
0 points

Yes, I do. But back to the point. If GIGO is the way we educate then it doesn't matter if the classes are segregated by sex or not.

Side: Yes, of course they are!
1 point

Maybe better academically but will the students be as adept socially with the other sex? If they spend all their time with boys/girls they will not know, or know little, about how to act with the other gender. Although there is no evidence I can provide for this at the moment that is what I think would happen.

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
1 point

When students graduate and get a job, they need to know how to interact with people from their opposite gender. However, students in a single-sex school may face difficulties interacting with people from opposite gender.

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
1 point

If boys are not exposed to girls, they are more likely to divorce in their early 40s as they would not be able to understand their feeling

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
1 point

Moving on to jc students might find it hard to interact with students from the opposite sex during discussions.

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
1 point

single sex schools disable students from understanding and communicating with the opposite gender.Students in co-ed schools help a male or a female understand the opposite gender better.With more understanding,they are able to speak confidently with the opposite gender.These skills are self-learned by students in co-ed schools as time goes by.These students are then able to speak about their problems about studies ,their likings and dislike,etc.This also helps them speak to other people of the opposite gender outside schools.Co-ed schools enable students to speak to opposite genders easily so that their are not restricted to talk to other students of the same gender about their problems about studies.Being able to speak about their problems in studies enables them to learn faster and better while learning to communicate with the opposite gender

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
1 point

In single-sex schools, the students may base their education standards on peers and competitors of the same gender. They could be unaware of the standards of students from the opposite gender and may restrict themselves to surpassing the levels of those from their school and not students from opposite-gender schools.

There is more competition in co-ed schools amongst students of differing genders, causing some to perform very well. A study from Kilvington Grammar School shows that students from single-sex schools do only 3% better than students at co-ed schools.

In the Singapore context, co-ed schools minimise the jump from secondary or primary school to Junior College, meaning to say that the students in co-ed schools become socially aware creatures. This results in better co-ordination and communication with members of the opposite sex which would help them in the future and in their education.

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
1 point

Who the hell wants to go to a single sex school ? How would that tie into better education?

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
1 point

Better education ? Maybe so . But where does that leave the children ? Being socially awkward and not being able to talk with or even deal with the opposite sex . School is all about education but these kids are learning more than just the topics from the teachers .. Going to a co-ed school makes the child's environment more like this dog eat dog world we live in . They have to deal with everyday problems (a bit more dramatically of course), while they're young . The fact is , in life there are men and women . Gotta live with it . Don't mis-prepair our future generations and then throw them out there . These kids are the future and we may just screw it all up !

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
1 point

One of the biggest reason for why people may believe that single sex schools is the better route is because 2 people of the different sex will be distracted by those they find attractive.

However let's say a girl were to wear a thin strapped tank top, is the going to cause someone to fail a math test, certainly not!

Those kids who go to school to get an education are not going to allow themselves such failure due to an attractive person of the opposite sex. What about the LGBTQ society? Where do they stand? Why set your kids in an environment that you believe to be better for them when they are just getting prepared to go into the real world where all sexes are present. Children need the experience, interaction, and learning about those of the opposite sex

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
1 point

theory time

I am going to support my answer with another question.

why are there single sex schools at the first place?

In the past, men were thought to be more superior than women, so the men will serve the country while the women helps the men. While that is so, some women decided to make up a girls' school and they never let the government know about this so that the girls can have better education while not being interrupted by law. But today, we changed the rules. IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER IF IT IS A MIXED OR SINGLE SEX SCHOOLS. It doesn't have much evidence to support the difference. WE MOVED ON. We use to think that boys are more capable than women, but now we know god is fair. He made us equal. So why still stick into a single sex school when we can become co ed so that we can use our advantages for our future? Remember. Schools are to make you realise your potential.( btw I still went to sji cuz I really want to)

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
1 point

First and foremost, co-ed schools provide an environment that single sex schools does not provide. Co-ed school allows interaction with the opposite sex. This environment does benefit students and this may be a form of practice so that they can learn how to interact with them when they go to JC or work. This is definitely an environment single sex school cannot provide as most students spend more than half the time they are awake in school.

Secondly, many think that single-sex school students perform better in education that co-ed school students. However, I believe that it does not affect students much as long as students do not get distracted. Moreover, academic research conducted in the United States, Canada in the United Kingdom by such entities as the Department for Children, Schools and Families has found that single-sex education does not produce better achievement outcomes than coeducation. A study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education also concluded that there was no evidence that students in same-sex school performed better than their co educational counterparts.

Side: No, they definitely aren't!
1 point

"A child educated only at school is an uneducated child" - George Santayana

When one exits the school , there is no more a single-gender environment which requires them to know how to communicate with the opposite gender. Students in co educational schools clearly have more experience than single gender school students in working with the opposite gender. On the other point of the argument, it might be said that a single sex school prevents distractions (e.g. infatuations). When one takes concern in his work and is truly determined, nothing can stop him from reaching his goal.

Evidence:

The Strategic Counsel, a leading Canadian research firm, conducted a groundbreaking study on co-education in Canada."Students at co-ed schools indicate that they make friends easily with members of their own sex (80%) and members of the opposite sex

(72%). For these students there is a stark contrast with their peers

attending independent single-sex schools, of whom only 58% report

making friends easily with students of the other gender."

Side: No, they definitely aren't!