A co-educational school is also very successful in challenging sexist attitudes.
Many subjects in secondary school allow for considerable classroom discussion and debate.
Friendships develop naturally and genuinely because the mixing is a by-product of the event.
This friendly atmosphere continues into the classroom allowing young people to express their views openly and assertively.
Modern-day education is primarily co-educational, but many single-sex educational institutions exist, and single-sex education is undergoing a rebirth of popularity.
World history shows a clear preference for the education of boys over girls; the education of girls, when it existed, was usually informal and at home.In a co-educational school both the female and male perspectives will be explored in such discussions and this is a very important learning experience for all.In so doing they learn that 'equality' does not mean 'sameness' - that men and women often have different perspectives on the same issues and that each approach has a great deal to offer the other.Not only was coeducation a less expensive way of schooling children, but it also supported the thrust towards gender equality. Institutions of higher education have also been historically for men only.In most countries, when women were given the option of a higher education, their only choice was to attend an all-female college.4- Signicance lies in teacher - student relationship.5- Identical treatment of both sexes is not necessary for the principle of equality 6- Demerits 1- low concentration & wool gathering 2- sex trading for favour (proof: case study) 3- promotes immodesty & seedy relationships 4- Not suitable for subjects like Biology, sex education, gender studies.The ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, said that Co-education creates a feeling of comradeship.He advocated teaching of both the male and female sexes in the same institution without showing any discrimination in imparting education.In truth such differences may be due more to the socio-economic background of the pupils at the school or the selectivity of the intake.In our own situation, the Cathedral School proves that co-education can be extremely successful academically, and with all the social and personal development advantages too.