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.

Annual library subscription for non-Alliance members costs AUD550


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A comparative analysis of single-sex schools in terms of achievement in reading and maths, and student attendance (Brathwaite, 2010)

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not girls and boys achieve better academically, have fewer discipline issues, and attend school more regularly in single-sex settings than students in coeducational settings. This study was an evaluation of a single-sex program in a medium size, urban school district…

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Factors influencing women CEOs (Fitzsimmons, 2011)

Terrance Fitzsimmons’ PhD thesis (2011) investigated gender disparity factors for Australian CEOs. Four studies were conducted, including interviews with 31 female and 30 male CEOs. The interviews explored each person’s life history and path to becoming CEO. Although this thesis concentrated on male and female CEOs, only the findings for…

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Student characteristics associated with girls’ success in a single-sex school (Patterson & Pahlke, 2011)

This study examined whether individual differences among students were predictive of their individual success within a single-sex school (Patterson & Pahlke, 2011, p. 1). Data was collected from 211 students who attended a single-sex public middle school in the southwestern US. The participants completed measures of gender stereotyping and gender…

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Same-sex versus coeducational PE classes (Lyu & Gill, 2011)

The purpose of this study was to investigate students’ perceived physical competence, enjoyment and effort in physical education classes, as a function of gender and physical education class type (same-sex or coeducational class) in Korean adolescents (Lyu & Gill, 2011, p. 249). The participants were 546 adolescents aged 11-14 years…

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