2006

Providing current research to our members is a strategic priority for the Alliance. We deliver access to valuable resources and anaylsis of the latest research findings relevant to educators of girls. Academic research and reports by governments, universities and major organisations are summarised for members, highlighting themes and topics of particular relevance to the education of girls, including: academic performance, mental health, leadership, neuroscience, single-sex education, STEM, wellbeing, and work and careers.

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Girls’ interactive, online learning about femininities (Kelly, Pomerantz & Currie, 2006)

This study explored girls’ knowledge about issues of femininity that took place in the presence of others online. The online environments studied included chat rooms, instant messaging forums and role-playing games. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 16 girls in Vancouver, Canada. The researchers found that girls enjoyed playing with gender…
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Cyberbullying in Schools: A Research of Gender Differences (Li, 2006)

This study examined the nature and extent of students’ experience of cyberbullying, focusing on gender effect. Junior high school students were chosen ‘because adolescence is a time when physical aggression increases in frequency and intensity; for this reason it has been labelled a ‘brutalizing’ period’. Subjects were randomly selected from…
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How ‘tweens’ view single-sex classes (Spielhagen, 2006)

The researcher in this study interviewed 24 students from Hudson Valley Middle School in New York. Students who attend this public school primarily come from low-income backgrounds. The school offered voluntary single-sex classes in ‘academic core subjects’ to its 6th, 7th and 8th grade students over a number of years.…
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The effects of single-sex and coeducational environments on the self-efficacy of middle school girls (Whitlock, 2006)

The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to assess the effects of coeducational and sex-segregated classes on several self-efficacy variables in middle school girls’ while they participated in a unit of volleyball; and (2) to determine the influence of these variables upon middle school girls’ efficacy for learning volleyball.…
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