From its creation, Bell-lloc has been a separate education school -a factor that strengthens the personalized teaching style provided to our students.
As such, our students learn in an open academic climate when the gender matters that affect their growth and their academic career are addressed. A gender-differentiated environment confers a direct, cordial and respectful relationship between teacher and pupil, one that fosters personal progression and learning. This distribution of gender allows teachers to effectively adapt their tasks to the pace, needs, and learning styles that better motivate young male students.
Despite what some detractors might claim, gender-differentiated education can make a decisive contribution to combatting gender stereotypes; in a masculine school environment, boys feel less inhibited when exploring those academic matters that have traditionally been the cultural heritage of the fairer sex. With respect to young men, gender-differentiated education also helps to reduce the anti-academic culture that at determined ages often characterises male attitudes.
In short, differentiated education is a valid and legitimate education option, one which has been endorsed by numerous scientific studies that have been published in prestigious international journals. It is an educational model that continues to exist in neighbouring countries, and it has been considered, by numerous sectors, as one of the possible responses to educational failures suffered in the West.
In combination with mixed-gender tuition, differentiated schools enrich the educational landscape and increases options when families seek the most appropriate educational model for their children.
More information about differentiated education is available at: www.diferenciada.org
We also recommend the Reading of the digital book "Educació diferenciada: 50 respostes per a un debat", by Alfonso Aguiló.