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]

Lean in? The role of single-sex schools in the gendering of confidence in high school adolescents (Fitzsimmons, Yates & Callan, 2021)

An Australian study finding that the confidence of girls and boys attending single-sex schools is equal, despite established research finding that girls and women are less confident than boys and men in all situations, has been published in the Australian Journal of Career Development. University of Queensland academics Terrance Fitzsimmons,…

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The impact of peer feedback on students completing a research task in a 12th grade history class (Leanne Horwitz, GARC Fellow, 2020-2021)

This action research project investigated the effect of peer group feedback on student engagement, experience, and achievement in an extended 12th grade research project. The research was conducted with a group of 21 students at a private all-girls school in Johannesburg, South Africa. The research attempted to address a concern…

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Giftedness and like-minded peers in New Zealand (Riley, 2021)

A New Zealand study of giftedness has found that engaging with like-minded peers not only affords gifted students opportunities to learn, but also gives them a sense of belonging and the chance to learn more about participating, contributing, relating to others, and self-management skills. The main implication for teaching practice,…

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Australian principal occupational health, safety and wellbeing survey (Riley et al., 2021)

The annual Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey has found that school leaders endured continuous stress, uncertainty, long hours and fatigue throughout 2020, all of which have contributed to worsening long-term health indicators. The average school leader worked 54.5 hours per week in 2020, while twenty per cent…

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