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


For more information or member access, please contact Loren Bridge (t) +61 7 5521 0749 (e) [email protected]

Upper secondary school teachers’ gendered conceptions about students’ mathematical reasoning (Sumpter, 2016)

Lovisa Sumpter of Dalarna University in Sweden has investigated how teachers apply gender stereotypes to students’ mathematical reasoning, demonstrating that teachers stereotype girls as being insecure in their approach and using standard methods and imitative reasoning, while boys are stereotyped as using multiple strategies, especially on the calculator, and utilising…

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Discussions in neuroscience, psychology and education: Gender differences in mathematics (Buckley, 2016)

While education research shows that gender differences exist in mathematics achievement, recent research in neuroscience does not support the view that they result from biological or ‘hardwired’ differences between male and female brains. This research paper by Sarah Buckley from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), published as part…

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Evaluating the anti-bullying strategies of Australian schools (Rigby & Johnson, 2016)

An Australian report has evaluated strategies for preventing and combating school bullying by obtaining insights regarding the effectiveness of these strategies from a diverse range of stakeholders including students, parents, teachers and education leaders. The report’s findings indicate that stakeholders perceive strategies being adopted in Australia’s government schools as generally…

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‘I’d say 14 is too young’: Pre-teen girls’ negotiations of ‘sexualized’ media (Jackson & Goddard, 2015)

A study by New Zealand researchers examining how pre-teen girls make sense of the ‘hypersexy’ performances of female pop celebrities has found that “the contemporary ‘hypersexualized’ landscape creates a heavy burden for girls”. Sue Jackson and Sarah Goddard from the School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, write that pop…

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