Besides, brain size is a notoriously bad way to measure intellect. Also, what about people who are in relationships with the same sex?
It can also be true in any large coed classroom in which boy behavior confuses the teacher and creates classroom management issues. Not just better students; more well-rounded people The benefits of single-sex schools are not only academic. A public school in Florida tested this theory by randomly dividing fourth-grade students into coed or single-sex classrooms.
An inner-city high school in Montreal made the switch from coed classrooms to single-sex classrooms five years ago. About the Author Kimberly Yates has been both writing and teaching since Academic studiesin which investigators study coed and single-sex schools while attempting to control for extraneous variables First category of evidence: Major nationwide studies: EnglandAustraliaJamaica England, July The National Foundation for Educational Research was commissioned to study the effect of school size and school type single-sex vs.
Remember, though, that this study only examined students in grades 9 through 12; other evidence [see below] suggests that single-sex education is most effective for boys in kindergarten and elementary school. Studies show that students in single sex schools are able to perform better in academics as opposed to coed students because they are not conscious about themselves and are less distracted.
Even after controlling for students' academic ability and other background factors, both girls and boys did significantly better in single-sex schools than in coed schools.
Teachers who are teaching girls-only classrooms become very good at bringing leadership qualities out of all these girls.