Boys and girls in school + expert opinion

Do boys and girls benefit from being taught together? Richard Cairns, head of Brighton College, says ‘yes’, Helen Fraser, chief executive of the Girls’ Day School Trust, says ‘no’.

  1. Consider the claims below and discuss them with a friend. Do you agree or disagree?
  2. Read the text (below) and decide who the claims belong to – Richard Cairns or Helen Fraser?
  3. Add comments! Tell us about schools in your culture. What works best – single sex or coeducational?

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