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Teachers in single-sex schools 'find it easier to plan lessons'

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 11/03/2011. Teachers in single-sex schools 'find it easier to plan lessons' Tags: Teachers News

Teachers in both secondary and primary schools across Ireland may find it easier to do their job effectively if they are working at a single-sex establishment.

That is if comments made by Kimble Earl, editor of The Independent Schools Magazine in the UK, are anything to go by, as he feels that communicating with a classroom full of pupils of one gender can often be simpler for teaching professionals across all disciplines.

"I think teachers find it easier to prepare the lessons if they have a specific one-sex target," he noted.

Mr Earl - whose publication is targeted at policymakers in the education sector - went on to say that single-sex schools often "make a real effort to widen out their educational offerings" through conducting co-ed activities such as after school clubs.

This comes after Dr Helen Wright of the Girls' Schools Association in Britain stated that single-sex schools often outperform their mixed-gender counterparts in terms of exam results.

Written by Donal Walsh


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