2015

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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Girls-only classes provide benefits beyond academic achievement in middle school (Hart, 2015)

An American study has concluded that during the critical middle school years when girls are struggling with social interactions relating to adolescence, all-girl classes may provide non-academic benefits that help girls through this transition period. Laura Hart’s study took place over three years within a co-educational middle school, with three successive cohorts of sixth grade…

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Leaving home: Investigating transitioning challenges faced by boarding students and their families (Hadwen, 2015)

Research has found that transitioning to boarding school during the middle years of childhood impacts upon the social, emotional and academic wellbeing of young people. Students who live at school as boarders may experience greater transitional changes in all three components of wellbeing due to the extent of change experienced…

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Girls scared away from science by sexist banter at co-ed schools (IOP, 2015)

A new report by Britain’s Institute of Physics has found that co-educational schools need to do more to tackle sexist banter and attitudes that discourage girls from pursuing careers in science. While the Opening Doors report found that all schools had policies to counter racist, sexist and homophobic language, sexist language was often dismissed as “harmless banter” though “many of…

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Co-education and single-sex schooling (Cheung, 2015)

A study by Sum Kwing Cheung adds to the growing body of research literature reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of single-sex schooling compared to co-educational schooling on students’ academic achievement, career-related outcomes and social development. Cheung’s review seeks to expose the complexity of prominent debates regarding the benefits of single-sex…

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Parenting Today, by Dr Judith Locke (book extract)

In an exclusive for In Alliance magazine, Dr Judith Locke has adapted an extract from her recently published book for parents, The Bonsai Child, which discusses modern parenting trends and the harm that extreme levels of parental care and protection can have on children, adolescents and young adults.

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Gender stereotyping in STEM (Dame Athene Donald, 2015)

In Dame Athene Donald’s inaugural address as President of the British Science Association, delivered on 10 September 2015, she stated that “the problems of how we introduce gender stereotyping for our children start incredibly early“. She asks, if girls “have never had the opportunity to take things to pieces and build them…

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Mothers have higher hopes for daughters than sons

A report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) says that mothers have higher hopes for their daughters than their sons, with 72% expecting their daughter to get a university degree, compared with 56% who expect their son to get a degree and 24% who expect that he will pursue a trade…

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The New Work Order (Foundation for Young Australians, 2015)

A report by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) has found that 58% of students, including 71% of vocational students, are preparing for careers where at least two-thirds of jobs will be automated or disappear completely in the coming decades. In addition to machines taking over jobs that humans currently perform, globalisation and collaboration – both…

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