Global Action Research Collaborative on Girls’ Education


The Global Action Research Collaborative on Girls’ Education is the world’s first action research program dedicated to the education and healthy development of girls. NCGS initiated the launch of the program in 2019 with a global team of partnering organizations.

The NCGS conferences, held every June, will be the epicenter of the conversations. “Teacher-researcher” Fellows, beginning in 2021 with the pilot program cohort, will present annually on their findings during this essential professional development and networking event—the only conference of its kind dedicated solely to girls’ schools.

What is Action Research?

“…any systematic inquiry conducted by teacher researchers, principals, school counselors, or other stakeholders in the teaching/learning environment to gather information about how their particular schools operate, how they teach, and how well their students learn. This information is gathered with the goals of gaining insight, developing reflective practice, effecting positive changes in the school environment (and on educational practice in general), and improving student outcomes and the lives of those involved.” – Geoffrey Mills, Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher (2nd Edition)

Pilot Program 2019-2021

The Global Action Research Collaborative on Girls’ Education pilot program includes a pre-determined, limited number of schools selected to represent geographic areas and fellow girls’ school organizations. Meet the cohort of 2020-2021 Fellows.

Cohort 2021-2022

Applications to join the 2021-2022 cohort of “teacher-researcher” Fellows opens on July 27, 2020.