Argumentative Essay About Co-Education Essay

Co-educational means education for boys and girls together. It means mixed-sex education. The practice has been different in different countries, and at different times.

Most primary schools have been co-educational for a long time. There is no reason to educate females separately before the age of puberty. Also, the curriculum in primary schools is not controversial. It emphasises reading, writing and arithmetic, with some elementary knowledge of geography and history. In some countries it includes some religious as well as cultural education.

However, before the mid-19th century, girls were often educated at home, or were not educated at all. On this point, there were great differences in different parts of the world. In England and Wales, universal primary education was set up by the Elementary Education Act of 1870, and attendance from the ages of 5 to 10 was compulsory. This was extended in another Act of 1880. Since then. almost all primary education in the United Kingdom has been co-educational, and so it is in many other countries.

With secondary education, children go through the process of puberty, and there is no general agreement as to whether the two genders should be educated together. There are arguments for and against.[1] At one extreme is the United States, where both sexes are educated together at all stages. At the other extreme are certain traditional societies where girls do not get a secondary education at all. The tendency has been for more countries to move to co-education as the standard at every level of education.[2]

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  1. ↑Gurian, Michael 2001. Boys and girls learn differently! Jossey-Bass.
  2. ↑Goodman, Joyce; James C. Albisetti J.C. & and Rogers R. (eds) 2010. Girls' secondary education in the western world: from the 18th to the 20th century. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • I'm against that

    For both girls and boys co-education provides a more realistic way of training young people to take their places naturally in the wider community of men and women. It helps to break down the misconceptions of each sex about the other and provides an excellent foundation for the development of realistic, meaningful and lasting relationships in later life.

  • Co education should not be abolished

    It should not be abolished because it increases competitive spirit between both sex, it reduces shyness in girls and increases their understanding about boys....... It reduces immorality and discrimination....... It creates boldness in girls cause what they face with boys will tell them the character of boys....... Thanks for your anticipation

  • I Do NOT support this!!!!

    Girls and boys should be mixed. They need to know how interact with their opposite gender. How else are they going to get along if they don't practice that is school? School years are vital to a person's life time. If they grew up with just their same sex they will have trouble when they are working. They will face their opposites in work and don't know how to get along! Don't know the mind of a girl are diff. From boys!

  • I don't support this

    Coeducational schools are good for kids self esteem and helpful to their learning environment. Kids can have the chance to succeed and have the grades that are truly in their potential. When kids have higher grades they will feel better about themselves .Bullying will also be prevented from low grades and harsh test grades.

  • I donot support this

    Coeducational schools are good for kids self esteem and helpful to their learning environment. Kids can have the chance to succeed and have the grades that are truly in their potential. When kids have higher grades they will feel better about themselves .Bullying will also be prevented from low grades and harsh test grades.

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