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 over 400 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.

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

Alliance research guide on helicopter parenting (2018)

Helicopter parenting (also called overparenting, overprotective parenting or controlling parenting) is a topic of great concern to today’s schools with parents becoming increasingly involved in every aspect of their child’s life, including their academic work, extracurricular activities and friendship issues. It is not uncommon for schools to report parents contacting…

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Gender differences in attitudes of secondary school students towards doing research and design activities (Vossen et al., 2018)

A Dutch study investigating the recently introduced O&O (research and design) subject, in which students perform authentic research and design projects related to STEM disciplines, has found significant gender differences with girls not undertaking the O&O subject reporting significantly higher levels of anxiety and being more like to describe research…

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Friendship selection: Differences between single-sex and mixed-sex contexts (Dijkstra & Berger, 2018)

A study of friendship selection and its effects on behaviour in young people in Chile has compared all-male, all-female and mixed-sex classrooms, finding that prosocial behaviour (actions intended to benefit others, such as helping, sharing, cooperating) increase with the number of nominations as best friend in all-male, and particularly in…

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Teacher-student relationships and parental involvement in upper secondary school (Krane & Klevan, 2018)

A Norwegian study has found that a flexible and dynamic relationship between teachers, students and parents is crucial to promoting student wellbeing at school. A positive relationship between all three parties “may promote student achievement, and mental health, helping them to thrive in school”. Researchers Vibeke Krane and Trude Klevan…

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Women on the Rise: The impact of a single-sex leadership program on the gender gap in school leadership (Clouser, 2018)

An American doctoral study has evaluated the outcomes of a year-long women’s only leadership development program for female teachers working within the independent sector. The study explored women’s perceptions of the effects of the program on their motivations and success in securing school leadership positions, finding a positive impact of…

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Girls’ future – Our future: The Invergowrie Foundation STEM Report (Hobbs et al., 2017)

According to the Invergowrie Foundation STEM Report, Girls’ future — Our future, gendered aspirations and career interests develop early, especially for girls. Long before students receive career advice at school, “most children have already constrained their thinking towards what they see as possible in their lives” (Hobbs, Jakab, Millar, Redman,…

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The role of guidance counsellors and parents in relation to subject choices for students in single-sex secondary schools in Ireland (Murphy, 2017)

An Irish study exploring the decision-making processes of secondary students regarding their subject choices has made several findings, including that gender plays a key role in the availability of subjects that are offered by schools in Ireland. The study also revealed the important role that school guidance counsellors and parents…

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