Co-education in schoolsCo education is the system of education in which both men and women attend the sameinstitution or classes. However, in India, parents were hesitant to send their wards to co-edschools as they were of the opinion that their boy/girl will be distracted, they believe that thepersonality development which takes place in the single gender schools is better.Well, this was a thing of the past. More and more parents understand the importance of co-education and there is a shift in the thinking pattern as well. The advantages of a co-ededucation can be easily laid down as below:1. Economical: This is a more economical way of providing quality education to the students.The cost of opening two schools instead of one, the quality of school staff and experiencedteachers have to be split between the two schools (girls only and boys only). Therefore, thequality of both the schools would automatically decline. If a school for both girls and boys isestablished then the same school can enjoy the benefit of good and experienced teachersquality staff and can do away with the duplicate expenditure of other fixed assets like building,furniture etc.2. Personality development: Admitting a child in a co-ed system right from the primary schoolwill help develop a mutual understanding along with the spirit of camaraderie and respectbetween the two sexes in their formative years at school. Therefore, when they step into theoutside world they are not new to the male/ female psychology. These days females are at parwith men in the corporate field therefore the men learn to be more acceptable towards thefemales right in the school. The male dominance in the society can also be wiped out.3. The extreme effects of both sexes can be balanced out in a co-education system. The boystend to be more curious, impulsive and rash during their growing period however, this isautomatically controlled in the presence of the girls. The unruly behavior of the boys isrestrained when the girls are around. This improves their academic record as well.On the other hand girls are shy, but in the co education system they can be more carefree.The co-ed system is such that the boys and girls are forced to intermingle therefore both thesexes are comfortable with each other. Therefore, when these kids step into the real world theyare not conscious in the other’s company. They are aware of the other’s psychology.In the schools usually there are activities like extempore, debate, speech in which studentsvoice their opinion. It is a good way wherein both the sexes can share their thinking and theylearn to respect other’s views through such public speaking.To sum up, it can be said that co education in schools are the building blocks to change theface of the male dominated society. These days women are at par with men in all the fields ofwork. The boys and the girls both learn to respect each other. Since they have grown in eachothers company therefore the “new” element (which gives way to eve teasing and other nasty
acts) can be considerably restrained. The precarious age of 11 years- 19 years when thechildren experience many physical and psychological changes in themselves should be handledwith caution.So when looking for school admission for your kid, consider the above thoughts beforedeciding whether you would like him/her to go to a co-ed school or not.