Differentiated education by sex or mixed: what is better?
Despite the fact that mixed schools have been accepted by all for years, schools differentiated by sexes are coming back to life again. The mixed model is the most implemented and the only one that exists in public schools. There are few schools that choose differentiated education, and almost all o
Despite the fact that mixed schools have been accepted by all for years, schools differentiated by sexes are coming back to life again. The mixed model is the most implemented and the only one that exists in public schools. There are few schools that choose differentiated education, and almost all of them tend to be religious.
However, there are many who preach the bonanzas of the differentiated school before the mixed school. In Guiainfantil.com we leave you the pros and cons that are alleged in each of the schools.
In favor of the school differentiated by sexes
1- We have different brains: Its defenders allege the natural difference of the brain between men and women as one of the reasons to particularize education by sex. They argue that mixed education is a lack of respect for those differences.
2- Higher academic level: A unique atmosphere is created, outside of society, where education predominates over socialization, therefore there is a higher academic level. They assume that schools are not a place of socialization and place them as schools of high performance and demand.
3- Lower school dropouts: His followers attribute as one of the reasons for dropping out, especially among children, learning slower than girls. In addition to a need for more mobility in the classroom, which in comparison with the girls, calmer, generates a frustration that ends in a school dropout.
4- The students are calmer: They assure that there are less distractions in the classrooms, less tensions and more naturalness when feeling less observed.
5- Different interests between boys and girls: The pace of education between them is different and, therefore, their maturation, their interests, hobbies, tastes, games, the ways of externalizing feelings, as well as the greater muscular development in Children triggered by testosterone (which makes them more raw and active), distracts girls.
In favor of the mixed school
1- The mixed school makes us more tolerant: It is evident that men and women are different but we live together daily, as well as with different races and religions; that mixture makes us become more tolerant and empathetic with those who are not like us. It is a way of knowing others beyond our own interests.
2- It is ridiculous to create a world different from ours in the classrooms: The school is not only based on academic learning, but above all on values and norms of coexistence, and these should be coherent with the context. It is ridiculous to create a world where we are taught to live in society by isolating ourselves from it.
3- Is educated by people not by sex: Sex should not influence the type of education, but the individualized person.
4- Overcomes differences by sex: You can not create an equal society between men and women if education educates us in a separate way. El 5- School failure can not be attributed to a single reason:
It is absurd to value school failure under a single cause, and less that of sex, but it is due to multiple factors such as teachers, classmates, family or Social context. It should not be simplified. Everyone who draw their own conclusions.