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Kerala Leader Says Co-Education Is 'Against Indian Culture'. 5 Reasons Why It's Not

Co-ed studies can help students become more compassionate and grow beyond the stereotypical confines of genders.
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  • Krati Purwar
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Published -31 Aug 2022, 12:24 ISTUpdated -31 Aug 2022, 13:41 IST
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On August 28, Vellappally Natesan, a Kerala leader from the Hindu Ezhava community, said, “girls and boys sitting together in classrooms is against Indian culture and breeds anarchy.” He was replying to a question posed by the media regarding the gender-neutral policy for uniforms.

Natesan also said, “We (SNDP) are not in favour of girls and boys sitting together in classrooms. We have a culture of our own. We are not living in America or England.”

He also said that our culture does not allow girls and boys to sit together or hug each other. “You do not see this happening in educational institutions of Muslims and Christians,” he added.

While the leader is entitled to his views, he cannot expect anyone else to abide by them. We have listed six reasons why co-education is good for students as well as society.

Develops Mutual Respect

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Compared to students studying in non-coed schools, co-ed students learn how to respect other people’s privacy and thoughts. It helps to inculcate a moral value that can help them look beyond gender and see people as they are.

They can unlearn casual sexism that still is an evident part of our society. When students of different genders study together, they grow up with a more realistic idea of a larger community; it breeds acceptance and understanding..

Teaches Equality

When kids of different genders study together, they learn the concept of equality. When all students use the same spaces, study the same books, and wear the same uniform, it allows them to understand that no individual is above another.

Co-education can teach students to think beyond race, class, gender, sex, and creed. It encourages them to grow up to treat people as equals rather than scrutinising and stereotyping them into age-old misconceptions.

Improves Communication

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When students learn and grow in an environment where they have the opportunity to talk to different genders, they become better at communicating with each other. Since they understand their surroundings better, they can communicate their thoughts better.

Moreover, it makes co-ed students less likely to say offensive things while talking about or to a person of another gender.

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Promotes Socialisation

A classroom full of students across gender identities promotes socialisation. These people can grow up to talk more sensitively towards other people and interact without feeling awkward in the company of another gender.

From the beginning, they are taught to co-exist, and they are taught not to fear people of other genders.

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Prepares Students For The Future

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Whether a student decides to study abroad or not, co-ed studies can help prepare them for a bigger world beyond their classrooms, where people of every gender exist together. It can help them become more compassionate  friends, colleagues, employers, bosses, and human beings. 

Even though we are living in 2022, we still haven’t outgrown regressive constructs about gender roles. We have to do better than this, we have to pick better leaders and be the best version of ourselves.

 

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