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


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

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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Understanding underachievement in gifted students: Mindset, perfectionism and achievement attitudes (Mofield & Parker Peters, 2019)

A US study examining differences in achievement outcomes between gifted achievers and gifted underachievers has found that mindset about intelligence, attitude towards achievement and nature of perfectionist behaviours are individual factors which can enhance or limit the performance potential of gifted students (Mofield & Parker Peters, 2019, p. 108). It…

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Educator perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning in Australia and New Zealand (Pivot Professional Learning, April 2020)

A survey of over 3,500 teachers from Australia and New Zealand on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has found that teachers’ top three concerns for students are social isolation, a decrease in wellbeing, and potential learning loss. Teachers are also concerned about the impact of the pandemic on their…

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