The detailed discussion of Co Education System Vs Separate Education In Pakistan. Co education system is the one in which students of both sex (male and female) studies in same classes while separate education better known as single-sex education is the one in which students of different sex study separately. Both co education and single sex education have their own advantages and disadvantages infact one’s advantage is other’s disadvantage. Firstly we will discuss disadvantages of co education over separate education. On average, Students in a single-sex academic environment perform better than those in a coed academic environment. Although both sexes benefit as a whole, women receive an overall higher benefit from single-sex education.
Research shows that they are more active in class, develop higher self-esteem, score higher on aptitude tests, are more likely to choose stereotypically male-dominated careers, and do better in their careers after college. Furthermore, studies performed in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, New York, Canada, and Ireland show that both boys and girls begin to thrive when the distractions and social pressures provided in coed classrooms are removed by separating the sexes, and there are marked decreases in discipline problems.
One of the arguments that come to the front of the Co education vs. Singe Sex education debate is that Co education provides for too many distractions in school. This problem exists in all age groups. Whether it’s in early education institutions like elementary schools where the students think that boys/girls are gross, or when students are in high school and hormones are raging. These distractions lead to less attention on schoolwork or student participation in classes as students of one sex are trying to impress or date students of the opposite sex, especially with males.
This lack of attention would then lead to lower grades and less information learned and retained by students, thus undermining the entire educational system. These distractions in a coed environment serve to impact academics, and undermine the educational system as a whole. Therefore, a coed academic environment would be of lower quality than a single-sex academic environment, and so it would be considered “better”.
Carrying these disadvantages co education also has many advantages over separate education. The most important advantage of co education is that it gives students a confidence to speak with opposite genders and in front of opposite genders. This helps you when you work with a multinational company or wherever both genders are considered for employment. Continuous interaction with opposite genders just broadens up a student’s mind and helps them grow and groom themselves more maturely as compared to single sex education where students crave to see even a glimpse of opposite sex student.
In my opinion co education is a better system of education than separate education if managed properly and if organized under proper environment.