ERIC Number: ED234283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Revisioning Invitational Education.
Novak, John M.
This paper examines some of the most recent conceptual developments in invitational education. Using some of the new ideas presented in Inviting School Success, Second Edition (Purkey and Novak, in press), a more expansive definition and application of invitational education is offered. New concepts such as theory of practice, stance, and "withness" are explored. The foundations of invitational education are discussed, and an approach to education and training based on the four basic principles of invitational education is described. The metaphor of the school as an inviting family is discussed through five basic characteristics: (1) respect for human uniqueness; (2) cooperative spirit; (3) sense of belonging; (4) pleasing habitat; and (5) positive expectation. Further exploration of key aesthetic, ethical, political, and religious issues are called for to aid in the refinement of invitational theory. (Author/MCF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Invitational Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Canada, April 11-14, 1983).