Global Research Initiatives

A major effort of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition is the commissioning, execution, and dissemination of formal academic research to serve as a catalyst for professional growth and school improvement. These research initiatives are global in scope and participation, and they represent all major regions in the IBSC membership.

These initiatives have been led by some of the most highly regarded professionals in the field of educating boys, individuals such as Richard Hawley, Michael Reichert, and Adam Cox. They have spearheaded major projects in research and scholarship which have yielded practical applications for program design as well as teaching.

  • Research Reports
    IBSC members get unlimited access to all special research reports in the Member Center (members must login to access).
  • Ongoing Research: Relational Teaching
    Following up on his successful research on relational learning in boys, which he conducted with Richard Hawley in partnership with IBSC, Michael Reichert and his team at the University of Pennsylvania offer new insight into relational teaching and how faculty can leverage this essential strategy.

  • Ongoing Research: Character Education
    In June 2016, the IBSC Board of Directors approved Character Education in Schools for Boys, a research project that will culminate in a wide-ranging report to the IBSC membership.