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quote:Originally posted by neilepHi,I am wondering if there have ever been any studies done on the effect of being in a single sex school may have on ones ability to interact with the opposite sex.I've always thought mixed schools were great for developing social skills, but academically I think single sex schools achieve better results. Can anyone enlighten me on this.Your socially skillful comments/theories etc will be warmly received.'Men are the same as women...just inside out !'
quote:Originally posted by bezoarI think it all depends on how girl crazy your son is. If he's got women on his mind, and that's why he's below average, then I'd say go for the single sex school-- and the tutor.
quote:Originally posted by neilepThanks everybody for the incite into your single sex school experiences....you've virtually corroborated what my initial thoughts were and still are. It would still be good to get other peoples experiences and I wonder if such a study exists.For the record, I went to a mixed school (though I would have loved to be the only male in a school of girlies !!!)and I certainly found the benefits of mixing with girlies outweighed the academic factor. I say that as a very personal statement with regard to my personal circumstances, because in my case, with my sleep pattern, I don't see how a single sex school would have helped me academically.The reason why I posed the question in the first place is out of my concern for my 10 year old son who will be starting secondary school next year. He's not the top of his class (just below average in fact) and he does struggle and although there's plenty of time for things to 'fall into place' i want to make sure he's a happy boy (he's very sensitive) and I believe a mixed school will be best for him...supplemented with extra lessons via a tutor.....I believe he would be taxed too hard in a single sex school....but...you never know....things can change eh ?'Men are the same as women...just inside out !'
quote:Originally posted by bezoarGood teachers or tutors can make learning fun. Maybe he just has boring teachers.
quote:Originally posted by neilepRich, you are too kind....I could not impose on you to such an extent, you would be going to far too much trouble. If you lived next door I would seriously consider it and would insist on paying you too of course, but, your offer is...............Oh OK, how about Monday to Fridays for three hours after school and then four hours Sat and Sun mornings ?No Seriously,....I really appreciate your generous offer and thank you soooo much for your kind consideration............I'm not saying definitely no though.....perhaps when you get back we can talk about the logistics of it mate, it's just that the geography of the situation is not convenient for you is it ?.......lets chat when you get back to Blighty eh ?'Men are the same as women...just inside out !'