2009

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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Academic self-concept and single-sex schooling (Sullivan, 2009)

This article assessed gender differences in academic self-concept for a cohort of children born in England in 1958, as part of the National Child Development Study. The aim of the study was to examine the link between gender, school contexts and academic self-concept. A specific focus was whether single-sex schooling…

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Single-sex education and discourses of culture, faith and achievement (Shah & Conchar, 2009)

This article examined the impact of culture and faith on school choice, with regard to single-sex versus coeducational schooling. ”Single-sex education is a complex and sensitive issue”. The authors were working from the premise that the educational achievement of learners is just one facet of the debate. “Equally significant are cultural,…

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The rise of single-gender classrooms in America (Rex & Chadwell, 2009)

This article is jointly written by the state superintendent of education in South Carolina and the coordinator of single-gender programs at the South Carolina Department of Education. They offer a positive perspective on how single-gender classrooms are progressing in their region. The following points summarise Chadwell and Rex’s (2009) findings:…

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Differences in academic achievement between single-sex education and coeducation classes in fifth grade (Scoggins, 2009

This study examined the differences in academic achievement in literacy and maths between students in single-sex classes and coeducational classes. Fifth grade students attending an elementary school in Arkansas received single-sex education for one year. All students in the fourth grade were in coeducational classes. When these students reached the…

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Same Gender Classrooms and student achievement (Viets, 2009)

The purpose of this study was to determine if girls and boys placed in Same Gender Classrooms score academically higher on state mandated tests than girls and boys placed in traditional coeducational classrooms. Two school districts within the state of Missouri were selected for the study. The students were in…

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Effects of single-sex classrooms on student achievement in maths and reading (Stephens, 2009)

This quantitative study explored the effects of single-sex education on the academic achievement of boys and girls in maths and reading, by comparing single-sex classrooms with coeducational classrooms. From a school in Georgia, 63 Grade 5 students were selected from three types of classrooms: single-sex boys, single-sex girls and coeducational.…

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Men and things, women and people: a meta-analysis of sex differences in interests (Su, Rounds & Armstrong, 2009)

This study explored reasons for the underrepresentation of women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) fields using a meta-analysis of sex differences in vocational interests. ‘In educational psychology, researchers are concerned about how these sex differences in interests develop and how they impact individuals’—particularly girls’ and women’s—educational choices,…

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Women’s underrepresentation in science: sociocultural and biological considerations (Ceci, Williams & Barnett, 2009)

Much research has focused on possible causes of the underrepresentation of women in the STEM (science, technology engineering and mathematics) fields. In this academic article the authors ‘attempt to reconcile conflicting evidence about causes for women’s underrepresentation’ (Ceci, Williams & Barnett, 2009, p. 218). This meta-analysis examined over 400 studies…

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