Monday, October 01, 2007

I Agree

Single-Gender Education Quite Effective

I love the idea of an all boys & all girls classroom.

When I was interviewing for my first teaching position, one of the schools separated like this from 3rd grade on. It was a huge attraction to me.
My sister went to an all-girls high school. Her boyfriend went to an all-boys high school.
I see so many benefits.

I hope when the time comes, we can go this route for our children. Especially for high school!


Andrea said...

Hi! It's my first time to your blog, so I thought I'd better say hi at least! :) And I actually agree with you on this, although my little boy is no where near school age yet. I do think there is a LOT of benefits to this though - we have nothing like this around here though, unfortunately.

Jennifer said...

Especially in this day and age, where 12 year old's dress like hookers and kids are getting pregnant in middle school, this system could be particularly beneficial. I know I would have paid ALOT more attention in school at ALL ages if I had gone to a girls only school! (Or at least had been in a girls only CLASSROOM!). The more thought I have put into this over the years, the more I want my children to have this. It would definitely put more focus on school, which is the whole point of being there in the first place.

Angie said...

I totally agree, although there are not really any opportunities for that around here. I know that I really enjoyed college, where I was in classes with almost only women (since it was elementary education). There were even some times when our classes were 100% female. That was nice.

Sandi said...

Especially for junior high. What an awkward, scary age. Seems like gender separation would be perfect for this, on up through high school!

John Jansen said...

In my former life as a high school teacher, I taught in a coed high school, an all girls high school, and an all boys middle school/high school (grades 6-12).

Based on my (albeit limited) experience, I'm now a big advocate of single sex schools, and I think in many ways they are superior to their coed counterparts. (I'm inclined to think, though, for reasons I haven't entirely thought through, that girls are better served by a single sex environment than boys.)

Sharon said...

You all make great points. It's nice to see others agree, too. :)

Angie-I was the same way. I felt the most relaxed in all female classes. (even in college) That wasn't too hard to come by as an Education Major. lol

I hope to see this in more areas soon. I would love it if this was an option for my children sooner than high school.