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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. Subscription-only academic research articles, as well as open access articles 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.

With over 400 research abstracts, including over 160 related to single-sex education, many of which summarise research from subscription-only academic journals, the Alliance Research Library provides an unparalleled source of information on single-sex education for girls.

Access is restricted to member schools. For more information or member access, please contact Loren Bridge (t) +61 7 5521 0749 (e) [email protected]

Sexual dimorphism of brain development during childhood and adolescence (Lenroot et al., 2007)

Sexual dimorphism (physical differences between males and females) in the brain is an area of ongoing interest to researchers. ‘Human total brain size is consistently reported to be 8–10% larger in males, although consensus on regionally specific differences is weak’ (Lenroot et al, 2007, p. 1065). This large-scale, longitudinal study…

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School starting time for young adolescents (Wolfson et al., 2007)

Adolescents require about 9.2 hours of sleep (Wolfson, Spaulding, Dandrow & Baroni, 2007, p. 194). The time that students start school can affect their amount of night sleep and level of daytime sleepiness. This study examined sleep-wake patterns of 205 young adolescents attending two urban, New England, public, middle schools…

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Cyberbullying and online teens (Lenhart, 2007)

A nationally representative phone survey of 935 teenagers by the Pew Internet & American Life Project aimed to explore the extent and depth of cyberbullying in America. The telephone survey was followed up with a series of focus group discussions with teenagers. A significant gender gap was found. Girls were…

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Girls and mathematics – A “hopeless” issue? (Frenzel, Pekrun & Goetz, 2007)

In this study gender differences were explored in five distinct “mathematics emotions”: enjoyment, pride, anxiety, hopelessness, and shame. The aim was to describe and explain girls’ and boys’ patterns of emotions in mathematics. The sample consisted of 2,053 Fifth grade students from 42 different schools in Germany. Emotions, competence beliefs…

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