Easse was present at the IBSC-UK Meeting that took place at the City of London Boys' School in London on September 10, 2014.
The International Boys' Schools Coalition IBSC is a not-for-profit organization founded in the USA in 1995, dedicated to the education and development of boys worldwide, the professional growth of those who work with them, and the advocacy and the advancement of institutions that serve them.
EASSE was represented by its General Manager and the headmasters of The Cedars, El Redín and the Deputy Head of Viaró who are all members of EASSE and the IBSC too.
We met the IBSC UK headmasters and other European headmasters who belong to the IBSC. We were welcomed by the President of the IBSC, who is also the headmaster of Eton College, and the Vice President of IBSC in the UK.
On the Agenda of the meeting the following items were discussed, Governance and Structure of Central IBSC, Initiatives, Projects and Reports, Regional Conferences and Annual Conferences. The 2014 IBSC Annual Conference took place at Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, and the 2015 Annual Conference will take place in Cape Town, South Africa.
Every two years, the IBSC launches an "Action Research in Boys' Schools " to promote the collaboration of educators from around the world. The findings of the research are reported at the annual conferences. The IBSC Action research 2014-2015 is Boys as Makers and the topic for the 2015-16 term is Boys as Global Citizens.
The IBSC is proposing to launch a Global Leadership Summit comprised of young student ambassadors. Brad Zervas and David Banks have agreed to serve as ones of the architects and leaders of the Summit. David Banks was the founder of six New York City area schools for boys. EASSE invited him last year and he gave some talks in Spain.
To sum up, the meeting was a great success and gave us food for thought with regards to our next EASSE Congress that will be held in London in 2016.