The Conference Information Packet includes almost everything you need to know to plan your Cape Town adventrure, from travel and transfers to wifi, currency, and electricity. If you have questions not addressed in the Information Packet, please email the 2015 organizing committe at IBSC2015@bishops.org.za.
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.
8 June – 3 July 2015. Academic Planning for Online and Blended Learning is online course is aimed at administrators, and is a terrific professional development opportunity. This course helps curricular leaders, department chairs, and senior administrators understand the academic implications, challenges, and advantages of online and blended learning for independent schools. Details and registration.
Review the final draft programme schedule for the 2015 IBSC Annual Conference in Cape Town, from 7–10 July 2015. Among our keynote speakers will be Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Join us for this exceptional opportunity and four days of South African hospitality at the premier global event for those passionate about educating boys!
The IBSC received “top billing” in a special Sunday section of the NYTimes. In 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.
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