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Best educational environment may be one without the opposite sex

2019-12-11
"There are no restrictions or pressure on your potential or confidence related to feeling intimidated by boys"

Best educational environment may be one without the opposite sex

Best educational environment may be one without the opposite sex

In Australia, co-education is the dominant model. Only 5 per cent of our 9400-plus schools are single-sex and less than 2 per cent are girls’ schools. Co-ed is what most of us have experienced. Yet those who have had a single-sex school experience are equally as passionate as co-ed advocates about the benefits and positive impact of their schooling on their lives. And yes, just like in co-ed schools, some people will have had a negative experience.

A 2016 study by the South Australian Association of State School Organisations, demonstrated that demand for single-sex schools is strong: most (62 per cent of parents and 83 per cent of teachers) want more all-girls public schools.

Yet, a recent article in the Herald quoted some parents as saying a lack of choice could force them to move, to accommodate their preference for co-educational schooling.

 
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Source: THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
"There are no restrictions or pressure on your potential or confidence related to feeling intimidated by boys"

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