ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF CO-EDUCATION
Co-education means the teaching of both boys and girls in the same educational institution under the same roof. It also means imparting the same education to both the sexes without any distinction. This system aims at bringing boys and girls together. It allows free mixing of sexes without any inhibition.
The great Greek philosopher Plato had propagated the system in ancient times. He believed that co-education would create a feeling of comradeship between boys and girls. He also felt that if boys and girls taught together, it would develop their personality to the maximum. He advocated that it was the only method by which boys and girls could become useful member of the society. In ancient India, co-education was widely practiced. This system prevails in Europe and U.S.A. in India, more and more co-educational institutions are being established today.