It's official! Hundreds of boys' educators from around the globe have convened in Cape Town for the IBSC Annual Conference which runs through 10 July. Highlights include keynote speaker Archbishop Desmond Tutu, over 100 presentations by fellow educators, unrivaled Cape Town hospitatlity, and the peer sharing and collaboration which has become the hallmark of IBSC events. READ MORE.
Listed below are links to almost everything you need to know while attending the IBSC Annual Conference in Cape Town. If you have questions not addressed in the linked information below, email IBSC2015@bishops.org.za.
The 2015 Sundance Film, The Mask You Live In by Jennifer Siebel Newsom follows her Miss Representation in examining the narrow societal definitions of what it means to be a man or a woman in today’s society. Those of us committed to building better men will find in this film many allies in our efforts to strengthen the emotional lives of our boys and young men. What makes this film especially effective are the voices of boys and young men struggling with the societal pressures to conform to harmful definitions of masculinity.
20 July – 14 August 2015 OR 13 October – 6 November 2015. Single Gender Education: A Course for Teachers New to Boys' Schools is designed as an orientation to boys’ schools and all-boys' learning environments for newly hired teachers. Participants connect and collaborate with each other to explore best practice and research in boys’ schools classrooms. Details and registration.
Beacon School for Boys is searching for its Founding Head of School. Beacon School for Boys, opening in fall 2016, will be the only all-boys independent middle and high school in Los Angeles. Beacon's mission is to empower boys to connect meaningfully to their learning, to each other, and to a purpose greater than themselves. Position begins September 1, 2015. READ MORE for complete details.
Eton headmaster, and exiting IBSC Board President Tony Little slammed 'exasperating' A-level and GCSE exams, said teacher training is 'a mess' and called for an overhaul of the schools system. In an article in London's Daily Mail, Mr. Little warned that schools are controlled by a university admissions system that focuses only on results - leaving teachers to follow a 'rigid' system to avoid risking a pupil's chances of winning a place.
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