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.

Library access and membership:

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]

Game performance of male and female students in co-educational and single gender physical education classes (Pritchard et al., 2014)

This American study examining co-educational and single gender physical education (PE) classes in a middle school found that girls in a single gender class had “significantly more game involvement than females in a co-educational class” (Pritchard, McCollum, Sundal & Colquit, 2014, p. 133). The study also evaluated the effectiveness of…

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Girls’ experience of sexual harassment by boys in co-educational schools (Shute, Owens & Slee, 2016)

An Australian study has built on previous research showing that girls, particularly in co-educational environments, are at increased risk of reporting sexually-toned bullying behaviours through investigating sexual harassment and aggression in five co-educational schools in South Australia. As a result, the researchers have called for the adaptation of a popular…

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Virtually impossible: Limiting children’s and adolescents’ daily screen based media use (Houghton et al., 2015)

A study by researchers from the University of Western Australia has found that girls spend more time participating in screen-based activities than boys, spending significantly more hours watching television and movies, on social networking sites and using the internet. The only category in which boys were found to outscore girls…

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The relationship between primary school teacher and student attitudes towards science and technology (Denessen et al., 2015)

A Dutch study has confirmed that the key to encouraging girls to study science and technology is knowledgeable and confident teachers, particularly in primary school when views about science and technology are formed. Eddie Denessen, Nienke Vos, Fred Hasselman and Monika Louws found that girls’ attitudes towards science and technology…

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