IBSC Action Research

2020-21 IBSC Action Research Program

Boys and Technology: New Horizons, New Challenges, New Learning

IBSC will accept 40 applicants into the 2020-21 IBSC Action Research Program, with a maximum of two individuals per school. The program accepts individual researchers only (no teams). If a school submits more than one application, we ask the head of school to work with us to prioritize the applicants because of the high demand for spaces in the program. Each application must include the Statement of Support from the head of school. Preference is given to first-time IBSC action researchers.

In addition, the head of school must supply the name and email of a senior member of staff willing to act as a mentor for the researcher. The team advisor sends details of the research timetable and regular updates on the researcher’s progress to the mentor, who assists the researcher in successfully meeting deadlines throughout the project. For a detailed overview of the mentor position, please read The Role of the Mentor (PDF).

The mentor also acts as a critical friend in the planning, implementation, and presentation of the project, and meets regularly with the researcher to provide any assistance or feedback needed. The mentor ensures all submissions and the final report are formally edited and correctly referenced ahead of publication.

Please join the program to conduct and contribute valuable research on best practices for educating boys. Apply before November 1, 2019.

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Hear directly from team leaders and action researchers about their firsthand experiences with the program in Episode 2 of the IBSC Exploring Boys' Education Podcast, which details the IBSC Action Research Program.


Contact Amy Ahart, IBSC chief operating officer, at ahart@theibsc.org with any questions about the application process.

Contact Margot Long, IBSC action research coordinator, at longma@stjohnscollege.co.za with questions about the research topic or process.