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.

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

Boys and girls facing body dissatisfaction (Biolcati et al., 2016)

A study by Italian researchers investigating body modification behaviours (including eating problems, attitudes towards cosmetic surgery, body art, and physical activity) has found that girls feel more pressure to conform to aesthetic ideals and are more dissatisfied with their bodies than boys (pp. 1, 9). The study also found that…
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Digital media and sleep in childhood and adolescence (LeBourgeois, et al., 2017)

A review conducted by American researchers has found that “the vast majority of studies find an adverse association between screen-based media consumption and sleep health, primarily via delayed bedtimes and reduced total sleep duration”. Sleep is disrupted due to time displacement (time spent on screens replacing sleep); the psychological stimulation…
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