Major determinants of teachers' and students' approval or disapproval of coeducational secondary schooling

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This report provides details of a factor-analytic examination of the dimensions underlying teachers' and students' evaluations of co-education in Barbados. A total of 1,186 students (571 boys and 615 girls) participated, comprising one second form and one fourth form from each of the 21 state schools. Twelve teachers at each school, selected from a range of seniority levels and curriculum areas, were invited to participate, and a total of 246 responses (109 males, 137 females) was obtained. The findings suggest that the educational outcomes achieved with the change from single-sex to co-educational schooling at the secondary level will be significantly influenced by the manner in which change is initiated, and the extent to which adequate provision is made for both material resources and professional training


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