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refers to common education and instruction for the two sexes. The first coeducational institutions were established in the USA in the late 19th century. Coeducation was introduced particularly in the newly-founded colleges and universities in the Midwest and West. Politicians and educators justified coeducation in the state universities in terms of financial pressures. The Northeast and South decided to establish women's colleges, which primarily served the purpose of averting the de…

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Zweigle, Birgit, “Coeducation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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