Engage all-girls educators from around the world in a collaborative, disciplined, and sustained action research program. Equipped with relevant and hands-on research, further the shared mission of intentional and impactful all-girls education by empowering teacher-researchers to present findings at conferences.
The Global Action Research Collaborative on Girls’ Education is convened by NCGS with strategic partnering organizations to empower educators to build a lexicon of classroom and program best practices to advance all-girls schools and the students they serve.
Build a sustainable, replicable, and intentional annual research program that encompasses educator- and institutional-level research and deliverables to further advance and educate on topics pertaining to all-girls education.
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. Faculty at participating schools will apply for the opportunity to be teacher-researchers in the pilot action research cohort.
The pilot program teachers will present their action research at the Global Forum on Girls’ Education® III in Boston, MA, June 21-23, 2021.
A taskforce of representatives from girls’ school organization around the world are working together as the steering and visioning group for the initial launch. Collaborating on developing and implementing the framework for the pilot cohort are:
- National Coalition of Girls’ Schools Natalie Demers | Director of Research Initiatives & Programs and Director of the Global Action Research Collaborative on Girls’ Education
- Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia Jan Richardson | Director of Research
- Association of State Girls’ Schools Julian Dutnall | Head at Frances Bardsley Academy and past President of ASGS
- European Association Single-Sex Education Dr. Gloria Gratacós | Research Director & Advisory Body member and Dean of Education at Villanueva University
- Girls’ Day School Trust and Girls’ Schools Association Kevin Stannard | Director of Innovation and Learning at GDST (representing both GDST and GSA during the 2019-2020 school year)
- Agnes Irwin School Bridgette Ouimette | Director of Strategic Partnerships & Research