Curio Critique # 2: A reference to sanitation in the University Convocation Address!July 16, 2017
Curio Critique # 4: Women studying in a Men’s Only University!July 16, 2017
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–Vol III- January to December 1895
An article which appeared in The Indian Journal of Education has for its title : Is the separate education of the sexes a mistake? This in fact was a question which engaged the attention of the public in England.
A post on education in Colonial India in the Net Industries website reads:
The ideas and pedagogical methods of education during the colonial period, from 1757 to 1947, were contested terrain... When British officials who represented direct rule by the crown introduced modest self-government in the 1860s, they shifted financial responsibility for education to a growing Indian middle class. Educating urban sons for professions dominated local educational spending, to the detriment of rural and women's education. Families of respectable middling status usually chose to send their daughters to gender-segregated educational institutions once there were schools taught in vernacular languages with general curricula.
In the mid sixties in the US and the United Kingdom, traditional and prestigious colleges and universities wanted to keep the women out. Nancy Weiss Malkeil’s book “Keep the Damned Women Out”: The Struggle for Co-education tells the story of how co-education was achieved.
In 2014, a reader of The Hindu expressed the opinion:
Co-education is necessary today... Co-education...generates healthy competition...helps create mutual respect and encourages diversity in thought.
The question whether co-education is good or bad continues to be debated across India even today. Here is a screen shot from a popular website:
Curio Quest What are the differences in perception towards co-education? How is it perceived in different countries?