Topics: Education, Gender, Third World Pages: 3 (971 words) Published: April 27, 2014
Against Co-Education

Co-education is a system of education in which both boys and girls attend the same institution or classes. It is an evident feature of the new era and was not practiced in early ages. This co-education is common in many Western and European countries. However, this system has many drawbacks which cannot be ignored. Firstly, in co-education, where both genders study together, students are mostly shy and hesitant in the classrooms. They are not as open to teachers as they can be in single sex schools. They are not able to clear up their problems in class because they are afraid that they can be made fun of by the opposite sex. On the other hand, in single sex institutions students learn more, and cross questioning is possible. Cross questioning is a key feature to learn more about different things. Steve Jobs once said, “Stay hungry stay foolish”. Jobs meant that never be satisfied by an answer and always be eager to ask more so that you can learn more. Similarly, this would be possible when children study in a single gender institute where they are not hesitant to ask many questions and as a result they learn more. Furthermore, students will be confident enough to present their ideas in the class. It was a thinking that girls and boys should study together in order to be more confident, now they just need to represent their ideas in front of people who can listen to them no matter how poor the idea is and these new and different ideas make them learn more. Single gender institutes can take the best out of children because they are not in any sort of complexity. Students know that even if they represent the worst idea they would not be made fun of and they can always ask the teacher how to improve it, whereas in co-education schools children are not able to learn from their mistakes because some of them are either too shy to ask, or are in their ego of not being wrong. Moreover, co-ed education causes distractions among students in their...
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