I don't think any one type is better than another. And it can take time for single-sex schools to make the co-ed transition. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. The anxiety that bedevils the transition to secondary schools is only part of a wider malaise.
Just last week John Lyonthe north-west London day school which is part of the same foundation at Harrow, announced that it has broken with years of tradition and will be admitting girls from September in Year 7. The data won't answer this question for you Still, when choosing a school for your child, if your main priority is good exam grades, the league table toppers suggest that the effects of single sex education are marginal.
However, social conditions have changed since the s and these findings must be interpreted with some caution: one cannot assume that the gender intake of the school is the only, or most important, explanation for these patterns. The former were especially common in Switzerland, the latter in the US and the UK, which were pioneers in women's education.
Boys enjoying poetry and playing in an orchestra as opposed to a marching band are the kind of thing you will see in a boys' school. Joshi, H. Recently, there has been a surge of interest and establishment of single-sex schools due to educational research.
Ewing, E. In the Middle Eastpublic schools in several countries are all gender-segregated, whereas private schools are co-educational. In Bangladesha large number of city schools and colleges are single-sex institutions except for universities. Of course, this does not mean that single-sex schools offer wholly positive experiences for all children, and this is an area that would benefit from more research.
But are these schools, where girls achieve great results, good because they deny entry to half of the population? There are role models for STEM leadership everywhere, from our alumni women in STEM who visit and inspire to the raft of students leading science, engineering and maths clubs and magazines.
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