2013

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.

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Research on Australian boarding schools (Hodges, 2013)

Dr Julie Hodges’ PhD thesis comprised three studies which compared perceptions of important aspects of the boarding environment, and evaluated a boarding staff training program called connXionz for boarding school staff. Research “supports a direct comparison between the home and boarding environments, and as such, boarding staff who fulfil an…

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Adolescent adaptability at school

A recent Australian study by Martin, Nejad, Colmar & Liem (2013) explored how adaptable adolescents are at school. A student’s adaptability “is likely to be demonstrated through higher levels of mental health in the form of life satisfaction, self-esteem, and sense of meaning and purpose and higher levels of academic…

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The influence of screens and technology on the growing brain

The Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACMM) ran a one-day conference in 2013 titled “Media, minds and neuroscience: the developing brain in a media-rich environment”. Several academics presented research on how screen time, screen violence, apps and social media are shaping the developing child and adolescent brain. According…

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Raising Girls (Biddulph, 2013)

Steve Biddulph has an impressive track record as a parenting author and family psychologist. He has sold millions of books which detail how to raise babies, children and adolescents. Until 2012, Biddulph has predominantly specialised in the health and happiness of boys and men. He wrote Raising Girls because there…

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Lean in: Women, work and the will to lead – Sandberg (2013)

Sheryl Sandberg hardly needs introduction; she is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, and is listed each year as one of the most influential people in the world. In addition to being a highly successful American business executive, she serves on a number of powerful boards. In December 2010, Sandberg…

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The Misogyny Factor – Summers (2013)

Anne Summers is a journalist, author, editor and publisher who has long been involved in the Australian women’s movement. She has advised politicians and writes extensively about the role of women in political and economic life. The Misogyny Factor is based on two speeches that Summers delivered in 2012: the…

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