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Single Sex Education

In the United States, education is often conducted in both single sex and mixed sex environments. Mixed sex education involves the practice of conducting education where the male and female gender students attend the same classes or even school. Unlike mixes sex education, single sex education often involves students from the two different genders attending separate schools or classes in the course of their learning practices. Thus boys and girls attain education in separate institutions, school or buildings. The single sex education was commonly practiced before the nineteenth century among most American cultures particularly after the primary education. This was mainly done on the basis of aspects affecting social culture like religion and tradition. This document analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of single sex education. It looks into the merits of conducting education in an environment where the male students attend separate classes or schools from the female students.

Unlike single sex education where the whole population consists of students with the same gender, mixed sex education often impact distraction effects to the learning process. Distraction is a negative and diverse effect in the learning process because students, particularly in the higher learning institutions like the secondary and university level often require a lot of concentration in the course of their learning process. Mixed sex education, thus, affects concentration because the students are always distracted with the growth and development changes portrayed in their colleagues from the opposite sex (Martin, 7). The developmental changes that affects boys usually differ from the developmental changes that affect the girls. As a result of curiosity, both sexes often wish to understand and efficiently assimilate with the main aim of associating with the opposite sex. This in turn affecting their learning concentration levels in the course of their education.

In the course of the learning process, teachers usually apply different techniques with the main aim clear explanation for better understanding. This learning techniques include illustrations, examples and experimentation often incorporated to aid the normal curriculum and lectures. Most of the techniques used in the course of the learning process are often geared towards specific genders.