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].

Access to some areas listed below is restricted to member schools. For more information or member access, please contact Loren Bridge (t) +61 7 55210749 (e) [email protected].


Gendered practices in sport (Schmitt, Atencio & Sempé, 2020)

October 2020

A study of the gendered nature of mixed-sex sailing programs for school students aged 14-18 in France and the United States concluded that “young men were viewed as being more legitimate participants and regularly took up the role of lead skipper — young women were considered secondary participants and were…

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Alliance research guide on boarding

October 2020

In recent years, boarding schools in Australia, New Zealand and around the world have seen a period of transformation with many incorporating weekly boarding, flexible boarding and/or evening study and activity programs to accommodate increasingly busy professional families and their children. Boarding schools have also seen an increasing emphasis on…

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Alliance research guide on sleep and school start times (2020)

September 2020

Research on sleep and school start times suggests that school start times should be pushed to later in the morning — with some studies suggesting that secondary school should be moved to the afternoon or evenings — as teens’ circadian rhythms are aligned to staying up late and sleeping later…

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Trans @ School (Queensland Human Rights Commission, 2020)

August 2020

The Queensland Human Rights Commission (QHRC) has published a report to assist educators and families of transgender and gender diverse students to navigate government and non-government school environments, including single-sex and faith-based schools. This is an area in which girls’ schools will need to carefully consider their own circumstances, taking…

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Single-gender boarding schools for gifted students in Kazakhstan (Kocak, 2019)

August 2020

Ali Kocak’s study focuses on single-gender boarding schools for gifted students which emerged in Kazakhstan following the country’s separation from the Soviet Union in 1992. He interviewed school administrators to obtain their insights regarding the contribution of single-gender boarding school environments to the quality of gifted education in Kazakhstan (Kocak,…

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STEM participation rates of girls at an Australian high school with all-female and co-ed campuses (Panizzon et al., 2018)

July 2020

An Australian study investigating STEM participation and absenteeism in girls at a government high school with all-female and co-educational campuses located on the same site has found that STEM participation is higher and absenteeism from STEM lessons is lower among girls attending the all-female campus (Panizzon, Geer, Paige, O’Keefe, Schultz,…

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Updated — COVID-19 guide: Online teaching and learning

July 2020

To assist schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alliance has compiled a list of digital resources to assist members in locating high-quality advice regarding the implementation of online teaching and learning, including information about using technology. Please email suggestions for additional resources to [email protected] (Last updated 9 September 2020.) Guidance…

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Understanding underachievement in gifted students: Mindset, perfectionism and achievement attitudes (Mofield & Parker Peters, 2019)

July 2020

A US study examining differences in achievement outcomes between gifted achievers and gifted underachievers has found that mindset about intelligence, attitude towards achievement and nature of perfectionist behaviours are individual factors which can enhance or limit the performance potential of gifted students (Mofield & Parker Peters, 2019, p. 108). It…

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