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Generally only schools established by zongzu (宗族, gens) were for both male and female students.Some schools such as Li Zhi's school in Ming Dynasty and Yuan Mei's school in Qing Dynasty enrolled both male and female students.The world's oldest co-educational day and boarding school is Dollar Academy, a junior and senior school for males and females from ages 5 to 18 in Scotland, United Kingdom.From its opening in 1818 the school admitted both boys and girls of the parish of Dollar and the surrounding area.In the 16th century, at the Council of Trent, the Roman Catholic church reinforced the establishment of free elementary schools for children of all classes.The concept of universal elementary education, regardless of sex, had been created.Single-sex education, however, remains prevalent in many Muslim countries.The relative merits of both systems have been the subject of debate.
The Society of Friends in England, as well as in the United States, pioneered coeducation as they did universal education, and in Quaker settlements in the British colonies, boys and girls commonly attended school together.
In early civilizations, people were educated informally: primarily within the household.
As time progressed, education became more structured and formal.
The new free public elementary, or common schools, which after the American Revolution supplanted church institutions, were almost always coeducational, and by 1900 most public high schools were coeducational as well.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, coeducation grew much more widely accepted.