Inviting School Success: A Self-Concept Approach to Teaching, Learning, and Democratic Practice / Edition 3

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Founded on invitational theory, this book offers a fresh approach for todays teachers. The authors cover the teaching skills and techniques necessary to invite the student to participate in the learning process. They demonstrate the ways in which the teachers beliefs and attitudes about people—including trust, respect, optimism, and intentionality—are paramount in enabling the student to become his/her personal best...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534504199
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/29/1995
  • Series: Education Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

William Watson Purkey is a Professor of Counselor Education at the University of North Carolina at Greenboro. He is an award-winning teacher, and is the co-founder of the International Alliance for Invitational Education, and organization that currently enrolls more than 1000 members. He recently received the Board of Governors Award of Excellence.

John M. Novak is Professor of Education and Chair of Graduate Studies in Education at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He holds a doctorate from the University of Florida. His research interests are self-concept approaches to teaching and learning, perceptual psychologies applied to education, and John Dewey's philosophy. He has delivered keynote addresses on six continents and has spoken to groups north of the Arctic Circle and in the southern part of New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Invitational Education. 2. Foundations of Invitational Education. 3. The Inviting Approach. 4. The Craft of Inviting. 5. Inviting in the Rain. 6. The Person in the Process. 7. Two Models for 21st Century Schools. 8. Creating Inviting Schools. Appendices: A. Practical Suggestions for the Whole School. B. Inviting and Disinviting Signals. References. Index.

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