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Firstly what is a Co-educational school?
It is mixed- gender education where males and females are taught together in one school and are in the same lessons and classrooms as each other. A lot of people have strong views either for or against co-ed schools in this blog Hampstead Hill, an Independent Pre Prep School in Hampstead focus on the benefits.
Prepares children for the real world by offering diversity
Students are exposed to real life environments and diversity at a young age making it easier to adapt to in later life. There will not be many situations that someone will find themselves in a single sex environment it adult so why should school life be any different? If children are taught how to interact with the opposite sex at a young age they can use this skill when at college, university, the workplace and social situations.
Teaches equality and challenges sexism
When male and female students are in classes together it will help them to learn about equality and to express their feelings and opinions with the opposite sex. Children will be able to see that there is no preferential treatment for either sex and that everyone should be treated the same rather than keeping them separate and giving the false illusion that there is something fundamentally different about the way each sex should learn.
Promotes socialization and communication skills
Being in a single sex environment for the majority of a child’s life can lead to them being unsure on how to socialise and interact with the opposite sex. When being taught in a co-ed school it will expose each sex to the ways the each gender communicate and express themselves. Mixing with the opposite gender will teach children that you can have friends of the opposite sex in school and in later life.