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]

Future orientation among students exposed to school bullying and cyberbullying victimisation (Laftman et al., 2018)

A Swedish study has found that students who are victims and/or perpetrators of bullying or cyberbullying are more likely to report negative perceptions about their future than students who are not involved in bullying behaviours (Laftman, Alm, Sandahl & Modin, 2018, p. 605). Future orientation refers to an individual’s thoughts,…

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Pastoral care in a Catholic girls’ high school (Torres, 2019)

An American study has found that alumnae of a Catholic girls’ high school in California highly value the pastoral care, mission, tradition and community that they experienced at the school, as well as the all-female environment which encouraged them not only academically, but also supported them to be involved in…

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Girls’ and boys’ perceptions of the transition from primary to secondary school (van Rens et al., 2019)

A Dutch study examined gender differences regarding the experiences of students transitioning from primary school, finding that girls were more successful than boys in adapting to the academic demands of secondary schooling. However, both boys and girls felt ill-prepared to cope with the social and emotional challenges that come with…

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Influential factors on academic performance in single-sex and co-educational systems (Priyadarshani, 2018)

A Sri Lankan study found that male and female students from single-sex schools in Colombo outperformed co-educational students in five General Certificate of Education (O-level) examinations, irrespective of the subject, in 2016. A follow-up study by the same researcher, K.L.G. Priyadarshani, then sought to investigate the reasons underlying the observed…

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Can girls wear shorts and trousers too? (Cohen Woods & Laattoe, 2019)

A report by Flinders University academics Sarah Cohen Woods and Rachel Laattoe has examined the adherence of public schools to the South Australian Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) dress code requiring flexible uniform options, regardless of gender, and compares girls’ uniform options in public and private schools (Cohen…

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