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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 more than 500 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.

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Free library membership and access is available for all staff of Alliance member schools, simply complete the access request form to receive your personalised login.

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Rethinking the youth weight debate: the 24 hour day (Dodd et al., 2008)

This article explored the link between sleep duration and weight regulating hormones in children and adolescents. ‘A growing number of studies conducted in various countries have consistently reported an inverse association between hours of sleep and body weight in children and adolescents’ (Dodd et al., 2008, p. 7). ‘An inference from these…

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Cyber world bullying (Goddard, 2008)

This article explores the evolution of cyberbullying. Bullying by boys is usually proactive and often physically aggressive, while bullying by girls is more often relational or indirect. Therefore, an expert suggests that girls are particularly drawn to ‘electronic meanness’ or cyberbullying. An American Secret Service report issued after the Columbine…

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Gender and online privacy among teens (Youn & Hall, 2008)

This study examined the gender differences in privacy risk perception, the level of privacy concerns, and privacy protection behaviour on the internet. Survey data was collected from 395 students at one public high school in America. Their ages ranged from 14 to 18 years. Significant gender differences in privacy risk…

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Factors affecting students’ participation and success in higher education (Shulruf, Hattie & Tumen, 2008)

The purpose of this study was to identify school characteristics affecting students’ enrolment and success at university education. The characteristics explored included “administrative determinants, such as schools authority; socio-geographic determinants, such as the school’s socioeconomic composition; demographic determinants, such as gender, student socioeconomic status (SES) and ethnicity; and peer determinants,…

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Perceptions and characteristics of public, single-sex schools in America (Riordan et al., 2008)

In 2006 the U.S. Department of Education published amendments to existing school regulations which provided school districts with the flexibility to implement single-sex programs in schools. In anticipation of an increase in the number of public, single-sex programs, the Department then commissioned this study to evaluate the current state of…

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