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]

Gendered practices in sport (Schmitt, Atencio & Sempé, 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

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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Trans @ School (Queensland Human Rights Commission, 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)

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)

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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