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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.

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Dualisms: what women say about working in ICT (Lang et al., 2010)

This paper explored the ‘dualism associated between societal perceptions of an ICT career and the actual work experience of women who are in this profession’ (Lang, Craig, Fisher, Bennetts & Forgasz, 2010, p. 2). Interviews were conducted with 18 Australian women who were working in ICT professions. The researchers found…

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Against all odds: Women’s trajectory into the UK ICT sector (Griffiths & Richardson, 2010)

In this British study, women were asked about their pathways into ICT careers. Empirical work from six research projects was analysed to explore why women are underrepresented in the ICT professions (Griffiths & Richardson, 2010). Over 500 women ‘contributed to six research projects via three online questionnaires and in-depth interviews’…

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Girls in computer science: a female only introduction class in high school (Drobnis, 2010)

Research was conducted in an American summer school program with three different groupings of students in an introductory science class: female students in an all girls’ class, female students in mixed-gender classes and male students in mixed-gender classes (Drobnis, 2010). A survey measuring attitudes about computers and computer science was…

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Single-sex versus co-educational science and mathematics classes (Sudler, 2009)

This doctoral study compared differences in mathematics and science achievement scores of girls and boys in single-sex classes and coeducational classes in two Atlanta schools (Sudler, 2009). Results from the statewide Criterion-Referenced Competency Test were analysed for the comparison. Sudler found that that there were differences in mathematics achievement between…

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Single-sex education and its impact on academic achievement, discipline and attendance (Bradley, 2009)

This study evaluated the academic performance, discipline referral rate, and attendance in single-sex classes in a public elementary school in the Southeastern part of the United States. The sample consisted of 115 first and second grade children who were either in single-sex or coeducational classes. Academic achievement was measured using…

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