Separate boys and girls in school classrooms: how do you see it?
I have always thought that the choice of school for our children should be related to the type of education we want to give them. If, for personal reasons, there are parents who opt for a school where boys and girls are separated in the classrooms by their gender, will it be that in their homes they
I have always thought that the choice of school for our children should be related to the type of education we want to give them. If, for personal reasons, there are parents who opt for a school where boys and girls are separated in the classrooms by their gender, will it be that in their homes they are also educated separately? I do not understand why the education of a boy and a girl has to be separated in some schools. What do you think?
Separating children in classrooms fosters sexism
A study by Claremont MacKenna College (California, USA), argues that separation in classrooms fosters sexism among children and reinforces gender stereotypes. Moreover, it makes the genre a very important aspect. The researchers point out that this type of school legitimizes institutional sexism. In addition, they assure that going to class with people of the same sex does not improve academic results. After comparing the academic results in mixed and single-sex centers, it was concluded that the performance was very similar. There is no evidence that differences in the brains of boys and girls justify the use of different teaching methods. Similar results were also obtained in other studies carried out in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Educate for the equality of children
As a child, I studied in a school just for girls. My parents chose it not because it was only for girls, but because it was religious, and at that time there was no other alternative. When the system changed and the school became mixed, I remember that it was much more enriching. Not only because I made more friends, but I learned a lot more with the naturally different form of the children. I have always thought that we learn much more with equality than with separation. I think that the differences already exist by themselves and that any form of segregation damages equality instead of promoting it. If it is allowed to separate the children in the classroom because of their gender, will it not be the case that they are also separated by race, color and the religion they have?
In Spain segregation by sex was rejected a long time ago in the classrooms of public schools and in the private schools (private schools subsidized by the Government). Schools that only admit students separately may exist in the Spanish educational system, but these centers are excluded from the possibility of being subsidized with public funds.