ERIC Number: ED243792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Inviting Research: Paradigms and Projects for a Theory of Educational Practice.
Novak, John M.
Research projects needed in invitational education will vary according to the concept of invitational education held. Three paradigms for invitational education are presented, with research projects suggested for each. First, for those who see invitational education as an "integrative setting," it is suggested that the development of explicit criteria for including, excluding, and transforming available research is needed. Next, researchers viewing invitational education as primarily involving skill acquisition need to develop arguments and strategies for those who question the desirability and efficacy of such an approach. Special attention is paid in this section to research studies on teacher efficacy, self-monitoring, and the "managed heart." Finally, for those who think invitational education should be about the inviting of educative events, a 4 x 4 grid is presented using basic notions of Stephen C. Pepper's "World Hypotheses" and D. Bob Gowin's "Educating." The model provided for inviting educative events could also be used in other professions. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Invitational Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).