Single-sex education in many cultures is advocated on the basis of tradition as well as religion, and is practiced in many parts of the world.
Coeducational schools offer greater opportunity to break down sexist attitudes through purposeful interaction with the other sex.
Single sex education is practiced in many Muslim majority countries; while in the West it is most popular in Belgium, Chile, Israel, South Korea, and English speaking countries such as Singapore, Ireland, Before the 19th century, single-sex schooling was common.
During the 19th century, more and more coeducational schools were set up.
Single-sex education, also known as single-gender education, is the practice of conducting education where male and female students attend separate classes or in separate buildings or schools.
The practice was common before the twentieth century, particularly in secondary education and higher education.
Recently, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in single sex schools in modern societies across the globe, both in the public and private sector (Riordan, 2002)." The topic of single-sex education is controversial.