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Teaching Boys: A Global Study of Effective Practices

IBSC Teaching Boys Study

The report of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition’s  Teaching Boys  project is now available.

During 2008–9, nearly 1000 teachers and over 1500 boys told stories of memorable and powerful teaching and learning in the middle and senior school years.

The project involved eighteen IBSC schools in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Teaching Boys: A Global Study of Effective Practices is the result of this unique world-wide collaboration.

Writers are Dr. Michael Reichert, Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Boy’s and Girls’ Lives at the University of Pennsylvania, USA and Dr. Richard Hawley, retired Headmaster of University School, Ohio, USA.

The report affirms and celebrates what teachers in boys’ schools do every day, and will generate vigorous discussion and reflection. It extends, often in imaginative ways, the range of effective pedagogy for boys, and signposts new paths for further thinking and research about boys’ achievement and motivation. No simple recipe book, the report invites the reader to listen to and engage in a vibrant conversation about teaching geared to boys.


Teaching Boys is available as follows:

IBSC Members have free access to the publication, and are granted permission to use and distribute the report in any form within their school community.

  • For those in IBSC schools, you will need your IBSC username and password to access the publication. If you have misplaced your school’s username and password, please contact office@theibsc.org.
  • Once equipped with your username and password, click here for full IBSC access to the report.

Non-IBSC members may purchase a single eBook for $30.00 USD  by following the steps below. Please note that the IBSC asserts copyright, and all rights are reserved. For those who are not members of the IBSC, the report may be used and downloaded only for personal and non-commercial use. Permission from the IBSC must be obtained and additional payment made for posting the report or for multiple distribution of the report in any form and for any purpose. Enquiries should be directed to office@theibsc.org.


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