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23rd IBSC Annual Conference: June 26–29, 2015. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE is December 15th! We are soliciting session proposals from presenters enthusiastic about the development of boys into Global Citizens and Environmental Stewards. If you have experience in the education of boys, can speak to global citizenship or environmental stewardship, and have an interesting session idea, we want to hear from you!

Online School for Boys: 2016 Course Offerings

Our relationship with the Online School for Boys, begun in 2014, has proven to be a real hit in our programming linup, and we're delighted to announce the following offerings for 2016. The rundown of programs are as follows: Academic Planning for Online and Blended LearningIntroduction to Blended Learning; Introduction to Teaching Online; Single Gender Education: A Course for Teachers New to Boys' Schools

Consult Online School for Boys for course dates and other details.

IBSC-NYSAIS Conference: Educating Boys 2016

Friday, February 19th, St. Thomas Choir School, New York, NY

Come join us for this the one-day conference, Educating Boys 2016, which will be held at St. Thomas Choir School in New York City on Friday, February 19th from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. A collaboration between the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) and the IBSC, this conference promises to be a premier event, and marks the fourth time the two organizations have sponsored an event focusing on boys’ education!

IBSC-UK Regional Conference

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree, England

We invite you to Building Blocks for Boys – Optimising the Learning Environment which will be led by Professor Peter Barrett and Lisa Feedman. The conference will support staff in developing their understanding learning spaces and learning environments for boys. Additional details, are on the Building Blocks for Boy home page.

Circles of Reflection – Sharing our Stories

IBSC Africa Regional Conference, 10–12 March 2016, St David's Marist Inanda, Johannesburg

We invite you to Circles of Reflection – Sharing our Stories, a conference in which we aim to reflect both outwards on our effect on the wider world and inwards on our practices as schools. By sharing our stories, we want delegates to be part of a dynamic event from which they will take both food for thought and practical applications to the issues that are common in teaching boys. As details are confirmed, they will be posted on Circles of Reflection.

International Library Symposium

Save the Date: 18–20 September 2016, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia

Save the Date. Planning for the second International Library Symposium is underway and you are cordially invited to join us at The Southport School, Queensland, Australia from 18–20 September 2016. The theme for the 2016 event is Space and Place; Power and Purpose and will consider a great variety of interesting and contemporary issues. More details will be available in the coming weeks. Review the complete announcement.

2015 Annual Conference Archive

...including Workshop and Presentation downloads and materials.

The Archive for the 2015 Annual Conference in Cape Town is available online. The Annual Conference Archive, -- always one of the highest hit pages on the IBSC website -- includes Workshop and Presentation downloads and materials, audios from Plenary Keynote Speakers, and CapeTalk's radio interview with David Banks, Head of Eagle Academies in New York.

The Mask You Live In

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.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. 

How to Educate Boys

The IBSC received “top billing” in a special Sunday section of the NYTimesIn the Times' SUNDAY DIALOGUE -- How to Educate Boys, Dr. Joe Cox wrote a response to an earlier op-ed piece which discussed if and how schools should address the differences in how boys and girls learn. The IBSC is pleased to have been represented in this discussion, and we encourage your continued participation in the dialog on single-gender education. 

Latest News

blaisdell - Posted 11/24/2015 11:47AM
The IBSC offices will be closed from Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please note there may be delayed response to email and other communication.If you are celebrating this holiday as well, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
blaisdell - Posted 10/19/2015 05:44PM
In an article sponsored by IBSC Member Crescent School, we are reminded of 10 reasons for sending our male children to boys' schools. Not all of us learn the same way, or at the same rate: research has uncovered significant differences in the way boys and girls absorb information. Tailoring education to the gender of your child has myriad benefits, and these days, increasing numbers of parents are choosing all-boys' schools.
blaisdell - Posted 10/16/2015 03:51PM
The 23rd IBSC Annual Conference will take place from 26–29 June 2016 at St. George's School, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Planning for the conference is well underway. Review the Annual Conference website for the most up-to-date information.
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New Research Perspectives
Posted 11/29/2014 05:00PM
Analysis of New Zealand male school leaver qualifications from 2010 to 2012 show that boys' schools have higher qualification achievements than co-educational schools.
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