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All schools should be coeducational. Explain your views on this statement.

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English Coursework Assignment C - Argumentative Writing All schools should be coeducational. Explain your views on this statement. You may wish to take into account such issues as: Examination Results Social Skills Relationships Stereotyping Role Models Distractions Bullying Many people look back on their school years and say, "Those were the best days of my life". The majority of people did not have a choice when they were younger of what type of school they attended. Mostly it would have been the nearest or handiest school to them or even the only school they could get into. Years ago most grammar schools were single sex. The majority of people didn't care what school they went to, as there was usually dances or social events in which they could react with the opposite sex. But now a day it is different. We live in a totally different society and things have changed. The key to life and a good career is to develop your key skills including communication and interaction with the opposite sex. Many people feel uncomfortable and threatened when in the company of a member of the opposite sex. ...read more.

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In the past boys usually studied the more scientific subjects, but it seems now that more and more girls are choosing to study these subjects in single sex schools rather than coeducational schools. This could be because the boys usually take up a good percentage of the teachers time by telling them to get on with they're work and to behave so that doesn't leave much time left for the girls. Also in male single sex schools the boys would tend to do subjects like 'Home Economics' which in coeducational school is viewed upon as a girls subject not to be done by the boys. Flirtation and rivalry. We all know what it is like. This may sometimes cause problems especially in coeducational schools. Can you remember all the silly things you did in school to impress that girl or boy you fancied? As people come into their teens they become more interactive with the opposite sex. In class many of the boys are keen to try and show of their manliness to the girls and flirt with them. But school is a place for work and for study members of the opposite sex are a distraction from it. ...read more.

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Bullying is present in single sex schools and could turn out to be worse than in a coeducational school. For instance in you went to an all male school and you were gay you could get bullied for being different and for that fact that you are only amongst boys were as in a coeducational school there are two different sexes so you could take shelter from all the insults and bullying and staying in favor with the girls. Also in single sex schools the level of bulling could be taken a level further as they may want to act 'Hard' in front of there mates. So we have looked at all the points for and against coeducational and single sex schools. Coeducational schools are important in helping both sexes interact with one another in a worry free environment. The exam results for the two types of schools don't really have any significant difference in them. It would seem that in coeducational schools boys seem to behave a bit better even though they are trying to impress the girls compared to single sex schools. So in my view I think overall that all schools should become coeducational because there really is no difference in the results and the fact that the students can interact with each other while feeling at ease. ...read more.

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