New Research

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. If you have any suggestions for research topics or feedback on our research collateral, please contact our Research Officer, Jan Richardson (e) [email protected].

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Sex-based harassment of adolescent girls and boys in co-educational schools (Shute, 2021)

May 2021

Research by Roslyn Shute, Adjunct Professor at Flinders University in South Australia, has found that girls experience more sex-based harassment (SBH) in co-educational schools than boys, and that SBH is especially damaging to girls and gender nonconforming boys. She concludes that structural changes will be crucial to reducing this type…

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The future of schools in the COVID context (Stannard, 2020)

April 2021

In January 2020, just months before the COVID crisis hit Europe, the World Economic Forum (WEF) produced a report, Schools of the Future. The WEF identified the critical characteristics in learning content and learning experiences that together define a high-quality education suitable for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. These include global…

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Do girls have higher occupational aspirations than boys? (Wicht, Miyamoto & Lechner, 2021)

March 2021

A German study examining whether girls have higher occupational aspirations than boys prior to entering the workforce has found this to be the case, but that girls’ higher aspirations reflect their specific vocational interests, rather than the “general striving for higher status and prestige” demonstrated by boys (Wicht, Miyamoto &…

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Are single-sex schools more effective for girls than co-ed schools? (Koniewski & Hawrot, 2021)

March 2021

A detailed analysis of the exam results of over 4,700 female students in Poland has found that girls from single-sex schools scored higher than girls from co-ed schools on a national high-stakes science exam, indicating that “attending an all-girls school might significantly affect future educational, career and job opportunities of…

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Collegiality and collaboration bolster the wellbeing of school principals (Beausaert et al., 2021)

February 2021

Data collected from 2,084 Australian and 829 Irish principals and deputy principals demonstrates that higher levels of wellbeing are experienced by those who build effective networks both inside and outside their school. In particular, this study has highlighted the importance of supportive colleagues and supervisors within and outside a principal’s…

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