The benefits of single-sex schooling

Yesterday we spoke to education analyst Professor Graham Bloch about whether it was worth paying millions of rands to give a child a private school education.

During this discussion, he raised an interesting point about how single-sex schools typically operate. Professor Bloch said while girls’ schools compete academically, boys’ schools compete in their own unique way.

Earlier this year we spoke to Dr Erin Pahlke from Witman College in the US, who described to us how single-sex schools do not offer an advantage over co-ed schools.

We re-visited the topic once more with educational psychologist Anel Annandale - take a listen:

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