ERIC Number: ED247674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
So You Want to Be Inviting? A Study to Improve Invitational Theory and Practice in a Special Education Setting.
Howarth, Les; Novak, John M.
Using the collaborative efforts of a teacher educator and a classroom teacher, this study attempted to implement invitational education (a perceptually based, self-concept approach which is referred to as a theory of practice) in a special education classroom for six children with behavior problems. Four questions were used to systematically approach the inviting process for the teacher and a journal was suggested to record significant classroom observations. The teacher records his perceptions of the approach, noting successful strategies (such as differential approach in programing for students' behavioral and academic objectives) as well as unsuccessful strategies. In reassessing the method and theory of invitational education, the teacher educator suggests refinements in the theory. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; 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).