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]

Recognising and overcoming false growth mindset (Dweck, 2016)

In a 2016 Edutopia blog, ‘Recognising and overcoming false growth mindset’, Stanford University Professor of Psychology Carol Dweck wrote that a growth mindset “can have a profound effect on students’ motivation, enabling them to focus on learning, persist more, learn more, and do better in school”. She further explains on…

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Establishing enabling routines and ‘first day, first lesson’ pedagogy (McWilliam & Taylor, 2017)

In this study of how highly effective teachers establish pedagogical routines with a new class, Professor Erica McWilliam and Dr Peter Taylor found that planning and pedagogy are ‘inextricably linked’ and that ‘first day, first class’ success ‘derives from planning for the pedagogy’ (McWilliam & Taylor, 2017a, p. 56). McWilliam and…

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Relationships among student, staff, and administrative measures of school climate and student outcomes (Gase et al., 2017)

An American study examining school climate and various health-related outcomes in students has demonstrated a strong correlation between student reports of school climate and their health outcomes, but a weak association between these outcomes and staff and administrative perspectives (Gase, Gomez, Kuo, Glenn, Inkelas & Ponce, 2017, p. 319). School…

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Single-sex schooling and achievement outcomes (Dix, 2017)

A 2017 study of Year 3, 5 and 7 numeracy and literacy (NAPLAN) data by Dr Katherine Dix of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) found that girls and boys at single-sex schools achieve higher scores than co-educational students even when socioeconomic status is taken into account. Year 7…

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