Research Studies & Further Reading

In “I Can Learn from You, Boys as Relational Learners,” Michael Reichert and Richard Hawley – the researchers for the IBSC Research Projects,

“For Whom the Boy Toils: The Primacy of Relationship in Teaching Boysand Teaching Boys, A Global Study of

Effective Practice”—set out to probe deeply into the relational dynamics that help boys succeed as learners.

"Boys Schools Know Boys” (2000), by Damon Bradley, Headmaster of Landon School

“Why Single-Sex?” (2004), a talk given by Dennis Campbell, Headmaster of Woodberry Forest School

“Meeting Boys’ Deepest Needs: Ten Changes We Need to Make as We Try to Help Boys Grow Spiritually” (2009), an address by F. Washington Jarvis, past headmaster at The Roxbury Latin School, at the 16th Annual IBSC Conference, Lindisfarne College, New Zealand, July, 2009.

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, a book by Dan Kindlon & Michael G. Thompson

The Trouble With Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School and What Parents and Educators Must Do, a book by Peg Tyre

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood, a book by William Pollack

The Essential Difference: The Truth about the Male & Female Brain a book by Simon Baron-Cohen.

Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men & Women, a book by Ann Moir and David Jessel.

Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents a book by Phillip Carter.

Teaching the Male Brain: How Boys Think, Feel and Learn in School, by Abigail Norfleet James.

The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life, by Michael Gurian.

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