The Polish co-education's theories from beginning of the XXth century and its adoption
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The mixed schools are generally accepted today, but not long ago different opinion on co-education were voiced. The most controversial matter was co-education in high schools. The pupils educated in high schools usually experience difficulties connected with their adolescence. Their characters and attitudes are cristallizing. The mixed primary schools were generally accepted. They allowed to educate more children than others at the same cost. Co-education was also widely accepted in universities, since women could take university education. Polish children were co-educated in their homes and in primary schools but not in high schools (with some exceptions considered as experiments). The mixed high schools were founded in the Polish teritory during the WW I. The main reasons of those foundations were economical, not ideological. Nevertheless they were not common and only after the WW II the situation changed. However, even today co-education is not fully accepted by everyone.
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