Helping Boys Cultivate Healthy Masculinity

Top Action Research Reports for 2022-2023

The following researcher was awarded the top research project for the 2023 cohort.

Justine Kolliou, The Scots College (Australia)
My Wounds, My Country, My Masculinities: How Mentors can Support Indigenous Boys’ Exploration of Masculinity

Justine received this award for the completion of a highly innovative action research project of the highest standard, and for their valuable contribution to the IBSC research community.

All of the reports fulfilled demanding criteria:.

  • The report was well written, pitched at appropriate level, and followed the structure provided.
  • The project itself served as an example of genuine and rigorous action research.
  • The "action" proved appropriate and relevant in the school environment.
  • The project provided valuable findings on the overarching topic Collaboration and the Power of Group Learning.
  • The literature review included synthesized, not just described, relevant literature.
  • The literature referenced directly boys' education.
  • Data analysis was sound and conclusions were appropriately drawn.

Other top Action Research reports are listed below.

“Running Towards Your Feelings”: Using Peer Mentoring in Sport to Enrich the Emotional Lives of Boys 
Bryan Dunn, The Roxbury Latin School (United States)

Re-Storying the Narrative: Year 10 And Year 11 Boys Challenging Gender Expectations Through a Study of Shakespeare 
Nicole Feledy, The Southport School (Australia)