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.

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


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

Gender expression, violence and bullying victimisation (Gordon et al., 2018)

An American study exploring the association between gender expression and school-based bullying has revealed that violence, victimisation and discrimination within the school environment is strongly patterned by students’ conformity and non-conformity to societal gender norms. The authors provide recommendations that call for school-based programs to give greater attention to gender…

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Switching on and off from mathematics: Disengagement of boys and girls in middle and high school (Collie et al., 2018)

An Australian study of mathematics aspirations and disengagement has found that while girls and boys start middle school with similar levels of disengagement, boys have more positive aspirations over time, and therefore there is a need to promote mathematics aspirations in girls (Collie, Martin, Bobis, Way & Anderson, 2018, p.…

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Does taking an educational psychology course reduce belief in neuromyths? (Im et al., 2018)

An American-Korean study of neuromyths believed by educators — such as that right-hemisphere learners are more creative than left-hemisphere learners, and that it has been scientifically proven that fatty acid supplements (omega-3 and omega-6) have a positive effect on academic achievement — has found that pre-service primary school teachers in…

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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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