2018

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. Academic research 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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Family and school social capital, school burnout and academic achievement among Finnish pupils (Lindfors et al., 2017)

A study seeking to explore whether an association exists between family and school social capital and educational outcomes utilised school burnout and academic achievement as predictors of academic wellbeing and attainment during a crucial phase in adolescent development. A key finding of the study—conducted in 2017 by Lindfors, Minkkinen, Rimpela…

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Survey on all-girl public schools in South Australia (SA Association of State School Organisations, 2016)

The major finding of a survey study questioning whether South Australia should offer more all-girl public schools found that the majority of participants were in favour of more schooling options for girls within the state (South Australia Association of State School Organisations Inc, 2016, p. 1). The South Australian Association…

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Single-sex schooling and girls’ achievement in Australia (Dix, 2018)

At the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia Biennial Conference in Adelaide in May 2018, Dr Katherine Dix from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) presented a paper analysing girls’ achievement in numeracy and literacy, using data from PISA, PIRLS, TIMSS and NAPLAN. Dr Dix discussed the relationships between student…

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The effects of single-sex versus co-educational physical education classes (Vargos, 2017)

A recent American thesis explores the link between single-sex and co-educational physical education (PE) classes and their effect on junior high school physical activity levels and self-competence, concluding that while girls participated less actively in co-ed PE classes than in single-sex classes (as measured by heart beats per minute) (Vargos,…

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