As I said before, my wife and I are attending an English writing class together. The teacher wanted us to write about advantageous and disadvantageous of mixed and separated schools. I would like to share my writing with you here.
Advantageous and Disadvantageous of Separated and Mixed Schools.
There are certainly societies in which the schools are separated, and there exist, of course, a lot of countries that boys and girls attend mixed schools. How would students take benefit form mixed schools? What kind of abilities and talents are there that would not be activated in the presence of the opposite sex?
Human beings have social life in nature. To have a happy life, every individual (male or female) needs to communicate and interact with other people. This, in turn, involves that he/she knows actually how to behave among others especially with the opposite sex; after all, half of the society consists of people with opposite sex. Now, when and where a person should learn how to work and cooperate with others? With no doubt, school plays a crucial role. If the schools are separated, from the beginning level to the top level, then the students missed the opportunity to learn about the opposite sex and it may causes a lot of issues! For example, in Iran schools are separated. When a student finishes his/her school and enters a university, he/she suddenly faces a totally different environment. The presence of the opposite sex makes many students to fail to act normally in the class and to present themselves as they expect to.
On the other hand, students are in their teenage period while going to high school. Teenagers are very vulnerable and sensitive. They pay attention too much to the opposite sex. They may, even, fall in love with their classmates if they are in a mixed school. So, in the case of mixed schools, parents and teachers must be very careful. They should help the students to avoid such harmful situations.
In conclusion, I think, if parents and teachers, and consequently children, are educated and cultured enough so that they can handle and manage the relationship between boys and girls in a healthy way, then it is much better for students to attend mixed schools and learn how to work and cooperate with each other. I strongly believe that, in mixed schools, student can learn also how to be good parents in their future life.
All the best
October 7, 2012