TSA-Alerie reports [French] that a poster on a conference at the National Library of Algeria has a controversial claim:

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La mixité sexuelle à l’école est la cause numéro un de la violence scolaire

which translates to:

Mixed-sex schools are the number one cause of school violence.

The claim is from Smaïl Boulbina, an Algerian sexologist.

I'm very skeptical about that. Is mixed-sex education the largest factor - or even a factor at all - in school violence?

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    Seems to me that schools are the number one cause of school violence... we should just ban schools
    – user2276
    Mar 10, 2017 at 0:30
  • Even if it does in Algeria (where it may be a cultural or religious thing that triggers such) that doesn't mean it does so everywhere. So you'd have to make the question far more specific.
    – jwenting
    Mar 14, 2017 at 15:08
  • @jwenting That could be included in the answers by specifying in what countries the research was done.
    – user22865
    Apr 4, 2017 at 7:48
  • @JanDoggen sure, but the question infers that some poster in Algeria means that it's happening to pretty much the same degree everywhere.
    – jwenting
    Apr 4, 2017 at 9:16
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    There are multiple problems with this claim. You see, to get a really meaningful statistic, you'd need data from a country were both mixed-sex and separated-sex schools are common... or you'll look at "the common" type of school and the "special" kind of school, and will have a hard time ruling out that differences in violent events are due to the mixed / separated sex nature of those schools, and not due to whatever made the one kind "special" in a society where the other kind is the norm. -- So, my counterquestion would be, is there a country where both school types coexist?
    – DevSolar
    Apr 4, 2017 at 11:42


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