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]

Can girls wear shorts and trousers too? (Cohen Woods & Laattoe, 2019)

A report by Flinders University academics Sarah Cohen Woods and Rachel Laattoe has examined the adherence of public schools to the South Australian Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) dress code requiring flexible uniform options, regardless of gender, and compares girls’ uniform options in public and private schools (Cohen…

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Tracking gender stereotypes in kindergarten (Meland & Kaltvedt, 2019)

Norwegian researchers have found that kindergarten staff contribute to upholding traditional gender stereotypes, treating girls and boys differently, despite the Norwegian Gender Equality Act requiring kindergartens and schools to focus on equality and avoid gender stereotyping. In contrast, the study found that kindergarten-age girls and boys challenge prevailing gender structures…

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Social-emotional functioning in kindergarten and early-onset mental health conditions (Thomson et al., 2019)

A Canadian study has found that just over 40% of children enter school with vulnerabilities in social-emotional functioning that are associated with early-onset mental health conditions. Researchers examined the social-emotional functioning profiles of over 34,000 children attending kindergarten (age 5) and to what extent they are related to early-onset mental…

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