Research Library

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

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For more information or member access, please contact Loren Bridge (t) +61 7 5521 0749 (e) [email protected]

Alliance Research Series: Girls’ learning and wellbeing

This webinar series showcases cutting-edge research relevant to girls’ education. It is designed for educators looking to stay on top of emerging trends and issues in girls’ learning and wellbeing. Each of the webinars features a unique research project and shares the findings, recommendations and experiences of the researcher. The projects cover academic buoyancy, culturally sensitive intervention for girls at risk, and feedback strategies to help girls move forward, thrive and grow. Three of the projects were conducted in girls’ schools. NON-MEMBER access to the series can be purchased for $154 (AUD inc GST) on our Events page.

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Mental toughness of girls at UK single-sex and co-educational schools (AQR International, 2021)

Research from the United Kingdom indicates that girls who attend single-sex girls’ schools are generally more confident and more emotionally in control than girls attending state and independent co-educational schools. AQR International’s ‘mental toughness’ research has also found that the pandemic may have exacerbated gaps and differences that already exist…

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The relationship between classroom type (single-sex or mixed-sex) and the academic achievement of girls and boys in maths (Skital & Tîru, 2021)

An Israeli study comparing the maths achievement of male and female students in single-sex and mixed-sex classes in primary and middle school found that classroom type does not affect boys, but it does have a significant effect on girls’ achievement, particularly for girls in primary school (Skital & Tîru, 2021,…

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Understanding the motivational profiles of high-ability female students (Kong & Liu, 2020)

A study investigating the motivational profiles of high-ability students attending a girls’ secondary school in Singapore has found three clusters of girls with distinct motivational profiles which differ significantly in terms of self-efficacy, intrinsic task value, effort, and enjoyment in learning. Highly motivated, high-ability girls were found to be the…

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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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