In this way this education system develops a wonderful mutual understanding between both the sexes. After all they have to live together in life.
Then why should be an unnatural separation of sexes in our schools and colleges? We should feel proud that Smt. Last but not the least, co-education is rather economical. It is difficult to run separate girl schools or colleges at every place. Hence, there is no harm in giving education to boys and girls in the same institution in the same environment.
This system no doubt, builds a solid base of education. Do you have any questions? Newsletter Subscribe to our email newsletter for useful tips and valuable resources. Girls no more have to remain confined to the remain confined to the four walls of the house. Co-education will help both sexes to learn and work together for the progress of the country.
There was no discrimination between the boys and the girls. They played and studied together. Plato, the Greek philosopher, was also in favour of co- education helped in the development of personality of men and women and created a feeling of comradeship between them. He felt that coeducation was the only method to make both men and women useful members of society.
They were not segregated from each other. Nowadays, the system of co-education is in vogue in U. In India also, a number of co-educational schools and colleges have been established. There are a number of advantages in the co-educational system of educational.
Firstly, if boys and girls are taught together in the same school under the same roof, there will be no need to open separate schools for girls. A poor country like India cannot afford the luxury of opening separate schools for boys and girls. Co — education is thus economical.
Secondly, there is a shortage of trained teachers in India. If the same staff teaches boys and girls together, we can manage with the existing staff of teachers. Thirdly, if boys and girls study in separate schools, they will grow up in watertight compartments. The result will be that girls will feel shy in the presence of boys. Co —education helps the boys and girls to inter- mingle and understand each other well.
Both boys and girls. Fifthly , co — education creates a feeling of comradeship between boys and girls. Girls too do not feels shy in the presence of boys.
However, there are some conservative people who are opposed to system of co- education. They point out that this system is against our tradition and culture. They approached that if boys and girls study together, the possibility of their developing immoral relationship cannot be ruled out.
If our experience is any guide, boy dress properly and behave well in the company of girls. They use dignified language. By nature, boys are curious about girls if they study with girls, their curiosity will be satisfied. They will not regard girls as strange creatures.
Likewise, if girls are taught with boys, they will not feel shy. They will understand boys better. Thus, we can say that the advantages of the system of co- education outweigh the disadvantages. Since the boys and the girls have to , later on, live together as husband and wife, there is no point in segregating them in schools or colleges. We should move with the times and open more and more coeducational institutions in India. The hackneyed morality of the medieval ages should not be allowed to stand in the way of the progress of our youth who are the future citizens of India.
In ancient gurukuls, there were only boys who were given education then. In spite of this, women generally had good education in ancient India. After Independence, several education commissions and committees were set up. This policy is now by and large being followed in our country.
There is, however, co-education again at post-graduation level. Some people believe that co-education should not be there. In their opinion this can lead to attraction between boys and girls which is neither good for their health, nor character, nor studies.
Some other people are of the view that co-education can bring about a healthy competition between boys and girls and thus it can be of mutual benefit to both sexes.
It can mean better discipline since in the presence of girls the boys will not talk irrelevantly or obscenely in the class. The most potent argument advanced by co-education lovers is that it can help both boys and girls in the development of their personality. They can come out of their enclosed shell-like personality and get rid of their unwarranted hesitation and shyness. This can make boys and girls more expressive, progressive and forward in outlook and attitude to life which can be of great advantage to both sexes.
It must, however, be noted that some reservations are also there and even in a country like England, exclusive schools for girls are now being set up. But gradually female education began to be ignored. Moreover, the system of education was quite different from that of today. The boys stayed in Gurukuls, for the whole educational period. There they received both in academic education and physical training.
The former included the study of the scriptures and the latter, training in warfare. Girls were not sent to the Gurukuls, and thus were deprived of the benefits of education. In medieval India, those belonging to lower castes and the womenfolk were not allowed to attend schools or study the scriptures.
Raja Ram Mohan Roy, great social reformer and scholar, fought against this practice and succeeded in his mission. His job was further carried on by other social reformers. Today, co-education is prevalent in almost all the countries of the world. In India, there are a number of co-educational schools, colleges and universities. There are a number of advantages in the co-educational system of education. Poor countries cannot afford to open separate schools for boys and girls.
If boys and girls are taught together in the same school, then there will be no need to open separate schools for them. Thus, the cost to be incurred on building infrastructure, furniture, stationery, personnel recruitment, etc. There is a shortage of good trained teachers in developing countries like India. If there is co-education, same staff can teach both boys and girls at the same time in the same class, and the problem of shortage can be dealt with. Establishing more of co-educational schools can help in spreading literacy even with the limited teaching staff and infrastructure.
Thus, it will be beneficial for both boys and girls and the nation as a whole. Co-education helps the boys and girls to intermingle and understand each other well. They become more broad-minded and tolerant towards the opposite gender. They interact freely with one another, thereby overcoming hesitation and shyness.
Thus, co-education leads to a healthy and harmonious relationship between boys and girls. In a co-educational school, boys are free to meet and talk with girls. They develop a feeling of friendship among themselves. Co-education contributes to the balanced development of the personality of boys and girls. A new study has revealed that the co-educational schools are better as the presence of girls in classes restrains boys from indulging in unruly behavior and improves their academic performance.
Infect, a higher percentage of girls not only lowers the amount of classroom disruption but also fosters a better relationship between students and their teachers.
Boys with more female peers in their classes showed higher enrolment rates in both advanced mathematics and science classes, but overall benefits were found in all grades for both sexes.
They conclude that this effect is due to the positive influence, the girls are adding to the classroom environment. Infect the study found that primary school classrooms with a female majority showed increased academic success for both boys and girls.
In the middle and high schools, the classrooms which had the best academic achievements overall were consistently those that had a higher proportion of girls enrolled. The researchers suggest that boys and girls may learn differently, but it is better not to send them to sex-segregated schools.
Boys become conscious of their dressing habits, behavior and the style girls. They work hard to remain ahead of one another. Co-education reduces gender bias in the society. It generates a feeling of equality between both and sexes. The feeling of male dominance may be wiped out from the society if this system of education is given importance. However, some people are opposed to the system of co-education.
According to them, this system is against the Indian culture and tradition. It is also argued that girls feel freer in an institution which is meant only for girls. As such they have greater scope of developing their personality.
Moreover, the system of education was quite different from that of today.
They were not segregated from each other. Secondly, there is a shortage of trained teachers in India. We should move with the times and open more and more coeducational institutions in India. Do you have any questions? In the following essay, I will explain why assigning students in single-sex classes in co-ed school is the best solution to solve the issue that parents are worrying about.
It is economical. They can meet and talk whenever they like which is not so good from the religious point of view.