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.

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Influential factors on academic performance in single-sex and co-educational systems (Priyadarshani, 2018)

A 2016 study found that male and female students from single-sex schools in Colombo, Sri Lanka outperformed co-educational students in five General Certificate of Education (O-level) examinations, irrespective of the subject. K.L.G. Priyadarshani’s 2018 follow-up study then sought to investigate the reasons underlying the higher academic performance of single-sex schools…

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