In its commitment to professional growth, Crescent School encourages faculty to undertake research projects that deepen their mastery of their teaching practice.
Action research refers to a systematic inquiry that teachers conduct to better understand aspects of their professional practice and to improve how their students learn.
Action research at Crescent is conducted within the framework of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC). Since 2010, many Crescent faculty members have presented action research projects to their peers at national and international conferences. Learn more about action research with the IBSC.
International Research on Boys’ Learning
Crescent is an active participant in international research on boys’ education.
The Crescent Way, Crescent's Strategic Academic Plan, identifies four areas of possibility to which we aspire. One of these — “Our Standing” — envisions Crescent as a leader in educational programs for boys, boys’ research and teacher professional development. As stated in the plan, a research centre "would serve the Crescent community teachers, parents, and the boys themselves — and would be a resource both locally and globally for those interested in understanding and working effectively with boys.”
Crescent's Centre for Boys' Education is the manifestation of our aspiration. It is a centre dedicated to discovering how boys learn best.
Here are some examples of research projects by Crescent faculty: