Pros and Cons of Co-Ed Schools


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The controversy over single-sex vs. co-ed classrooms stems from research which suggests that _____.

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1. One advantage of co-ed schools is that because it teaches collaborations, problem-solving, and conflict resolution with the opposite sex, it _____.

2. Because teenagers are growing in their desire to attract the opposite sex, one disadvantage to the co-ed school is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following questions will help you measure your understanding of the pros and cons of co-educational schools. You will be asked to describe the key arguments for and against this type of education.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This set of quiz and worksheet questions will test your knowledge of:

  • Why there is controversy over single-sex vs co-ed schools
  • Advantages and disadvantages of co-ed schools
  • Seemingly contradictory findings regarding co-ed schools

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the disadvantage posed by teenagers growing awareness of the opposite sex
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of co-educational schooling to identify potential disadvantages of this system from the teacher's perspective
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the key argument used in the debate over co-ed vs single-sex schools

Additional Learning

To find out more about this ongoing debate, review the lesson titled Pros and Cons of Co-Ed Schools. You will explore topics like:

  • The National Association for Single-Sex Public Education
  • School systems that have implemented single-sex test schools
  • Relationship-building benefits of co-ed schools