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The IBSC is an extended professional learning community, bringing together educators and school leaders from around the globe to develop and share best practices in educating boys.

Through specific global research initiatives undertaken directly by the IBSC and in cooperative projects where teachers and administrators collaborate on specific Action Research topics, we aspire to give our members research-driven, practical knowledge that can inform their teaching and program design. Outcomes are shared at our annual meetings, conferences, and workshops, and here online.

Action Research in Schools for Boys: More than 200 teachers and administrators—at schools in Africa, Australia, Canada, China, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States--have contributed to two-year IBSC Action Research projects. Each year since 2005, the IBSC has identified a topic for school-based research, ranging from global citizenship to masculinity. Action Research reports offer detailed information that can be put to use in your school and/or classroom. (Read more.)

IBSC Global Research Initiatives: In 2008, the IBSC published the first of its commissioned Global Research Initiatives, working with professional educators/researchers and teachers and students at schools in every region that we serve, to answer fundamental questions about pedagogy and best practices in teaching boys. To date, five in-depth reports have been published, mostly recently on strategies for Relational Teaching. Currently, researchers are addressing the topic of Character Education in Schools for Boys, with a report expected to be published in 2018. (Read more.)

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Register now for the next series of IBSC–One Schoolhouse online classes. Join a cohort of fellow educators in these customized professional development opportunities February 5 - March 2, 2018.

  • Building Leadership in Schools for Boys
    In this global online course, gain an overview of the theory and practice of leadership in the school environment. Current and aspiring leaders across the school spectrum — from educators to those in school operations — explore and apply models and frameworks for personal and team leadership.
  • Mastery Practice in Teaching Boys
    Experienced teachers, continue your professional growth on the journey to becoming a master teacher in a boys' school. Boost your expertise in best practices for teaching boys and creating an optimal learning environment for them.
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Gain expertise and best practices in guiding boys during the college counseling process. Join fellow boys' educators February 4-6, 2018, for the IBSC conference Boys in the College Counseling Process and Beyond, a highly participatory set of meetings and presentations hosted by McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. Prepare to broaden your perspective with a series of conference guests with expertise in supporting boys generally, as well as specifically in the application process and during the college years.

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