Nowadays, there are different opinions about single-gender and mixed education. Some people consider that single-sex schools are more appropriate, while others think that schools should not divide both boys and girls.
In my opinion, children should study in co-educational schools. To start with, pupils in mixed schools can develop team working skills with the opposite sex. The experience of co-working with the other gender is extremely important in the modern society, which may be instilled only in co-educational schools. In addition, mixed schools give an opportunity for more effective learning because genders are often competing between each other. Consequently, students are more driven to achieve better results through competition, whilst in single-gender schools there is no chance for the rivalry of boys and girls.
However, there is another opinion.
Some people think that in single-sex schools students learn more efficiently. Girls are not embarrassed with the opposite gender as well as boys, thus, they can develop quicker because children often make a better progress in a comfortable environment.
These people are right to some extent, but I still cannot agree with them. Schools should mirror the real world. Both girls and boys need to build their communicative skills, which would leads to a successful career and personal life. Single-sex schools do not provide opportunities for that.
In conclusion, despite the opposing opinion, I am convinced that education of boys and girls should not be separated, because pupils need to adapt to the social life in schools, which is possible only among the opposite sex.
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