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Comment #6849313 by The Dublinist

The Dublinist Jan 12th 2018, 7:07 AM #

Ah Aodhán. The same man who sad he would quit politics if he didn’t get a seat, but somehow got a senator job in the seanad. What a wonderful little system.

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Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: It's time to abolish single-sex schools

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: It's time to abolish single-sex schools

Can any of us genuinely argue that separating girls and boys in schools is a practice worth defending, asks Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

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    Favourite Gus Sheridan
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    Jan 12th 2018, 7:28 AM

    @The Dublinist: he is correct though in this case. Stop trying to divert comments

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    Favourite The Dublinist
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    Jan 12th 2018, 7:50 AM

    @Gus Sheridan: Single sex schools have served us well since the begginning of the state. All boys schools can cater for boy’s interests, it’s just a fact that boys are more interested in football and hurling ( Not saying girls can’t by the way, it’s just not as common for them to do that kind of stuff. Usually if there is a girls school in the local area, there will be a boys school either beside or near to it. In my area, the boys and girls get the same holidays, so it works out well for the parents. Children are also more likely to make more friends with the same gender, as commonly they have the same taste. I quote from the bbc website “The SchoolDash research found that 75% of pupils at single-sex schools achieved five good GCSEs compared to just 55% in mixed schools”

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    Favourite nelly
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    Jan 12th 2018, 7:56 AM

    @Gus Sheridan: perhaps he can have a shooting up room in his new schools . The man is a hug a thug , political correctness deluded fool ,who got kicked out of office because people won’t be told how and what to think or do by him and his ilk . Plus he and labour destroyed the working people of Ireland. And let’s not forget Water charges . Now I’m finished talking about this ape

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    Favourite Jed I. Knight
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    Jan 12th 2018, 8:29 AM

    @The Dublinist: You’ve raised an interesting point, has anyone actually researched to see if he is right or is there any research to say if pupils in single sex schools perform better?

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    Favourite Ciara Ni Mhurchu
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    Jan 12th 2018, 8:58 AM

    @The Dublinist: Could this ‘fact’ that boys are interested in football and hurling be due to Daddy making them wear football jerseys, watch matches and make them join football teams?
    I’m sure if they did exactly the same with their daughters the outcome would be the same as with their sons.

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    Favourite Sean Gallagher
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    Jan 12th 2018, 9:09 AM

    @Jed I. Knight: yup the research shows that boys do better in a mixed environment and girls do better in a single sex one.

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    Favourite Dan
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    Jan 12th 2018, 9:15 AM

    @Ciara Ni Mhurchu: fact…i did not make my boy play football…or GAA…or cross country….in fact we wanted him to drop some…but no he wanted to play these sports.
    Fact…tried to get my daughter to play some sort of team sport. She hated them so ee did not push ..but she likes to run on her own a few times a week…..

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    Favourite Shane McGettrick
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    Jan 12th 2018, 9:16 AM

    @Sean Gallagher: Is that based on Irish data? Because in that case, the number of female single sex schools is so small that I’d find it hard to make any solid conclusions.

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    Jan 12th 2018, 9:23 AM

    @Ciara Ni Mhurchu: I think u will find it hard to force kids to like what u like. As individuals they will eventually make their own decisions. I have boys and girls and the differences between them are crazy, its so hard to understand why ;-)

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    Favourite Ó Connmhaigh
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    Jan 12th 2018, 9:40 AM

    We can assume then that the Senator is against Islamic schools as another form of segregation. Yes?
    Thought not.

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    Favourite Veronica
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    Jan 12th 2018, 9:48 AM

    @Jed I. Knight: as far as I’m aware, girls do better in single sex schools, and boys do better in mixed schools.

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    Favourite gjpb
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    Jan 12th 2018, 10:06 AM

    @Veronica: no doubt you will be calling for single sex schools to keep girls away from those pesky perverted boys

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    Favourite Tom&Gerry
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    Jan 12th 2018, 11:32 AM

    @Mondo: Male and females are completely different, Boys are automatically drawn to more robust sports and girls are more inclined to go for more refined sports,like tennis, ballet etc. Simple really, boys are stronger, girls are weaker physically. But in today’s world we have women boxers and women footballers, It won’t be long now before there will be women digging the streets.

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    Favourite Misanthrope
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    Jan 12th 2018, 1:18 PM

    @Tom&Gerry: how does that imply that schools should be single gender?

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    Favourite Robert Bennett
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    Jan 12th 2018, 11:21 PM

    @Jed I. Knight: We should not recognise any gender difference between people except in procreation.

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    Favourite Paleo Chica
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    Jan 13th 2018, 11:14 AM

    @Ciara Ni Mhurchu: plenty of daddys encourage their daughters into sport as mine did. Most kids are interested or not it doesn’t matter how much pushing the parents do. My two older sisters had no interest.

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