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

$550.00BUY

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

COVID-19 guide: Student support and wellbeing

In order to assist our members during this unprecedented time, the Alliance has compiled a list of online resources from Australia, New Zealand and overseas to assist members in supporting the mental wellbeing of students during the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, we are also encouraging schools to share their own…

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COVID-19 guide: Online teaching and learning

With many schools having moved to online teaching and learning as a result of COVID-19, the Alliance has compiled a list of digital resources to assist members in locating high-quality advice regarding implementing online teaching and learning, including information about using technology. This page will be regularly updated as resources come…

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COVID-19 guide: Online content for educators

The Alliance has curated a list of high-quality digital content to assist teachers deliver online classes — from STARportal, Australia’s national portal for STEM activities, to weekly plans for New Zealand maths teachers from NZMaths. Please email suggestions for additional resources to [email protected] Australia Education Services Australia is a not-for-profit company owned by…

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Alliance research guide on bullying and cyberbullying (2019)

Bullying and cyberbullying are some of the most challenging issues facing schools today, with the advent of digital devices and social media expanding bullying far beyond the traditional school gate. Students are dealing not only with face-to-face verbal and physical bullying, but also with the online posting of a wide…

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Effect of teacher expectations on differences in achievement between first grade boys and girls (Gentrup & Rjosk, 2018)

A German study exploring whether teacher expectations contribute to gender gaps in student achievement has found evidence that girls who experienced strong negative teacher bias were more vulnerable to adverse achievement outcomes, particularly in maths (Gentrup & Rjosk, 2018, p. 295). Understanding disparities in student achievement outcomes on the basis…

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Activity levels of girls in single-gender and mixed-gender physical education (Wallace, Buchan & Sculthorpe, 2020)

A Scottish study has found that girls spend significantly more time undertaking moderate to vigorous physical activity in single-gender PE lessons. In addition, most girls enjoy and prefer single-gender PE lessons for games such as basketball. The study authors suggest that segregating PE classes for game-based activities could lead to…

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Productive thinking and science learning in single-sex and mixed-sex design teams (Guzey & Jung, 2020)

A study of an engineering design task undertaken in single-sex and mixed-sex teams in an American middle school setting found that the “gender composition of design teams influenced thought processes expressed by boys and girls”, with boys and girls in single-sex teams demonstrating more divergent thinking (brainstorming) than those in…

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Outdoor adventure education in an all-girl school (Richmond et al., 2018)

A US study of a six-day outdoor education camp for students at an all-girl school has found that out-of-school time educational activities, especially outdoor adventure programs, can complement classroom learning by boosting feelings of belonging among students, while also developing self-efficacy, self-confidence and resilience. These outcomes were subsequently linked to…

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