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ERIC Number: ED317934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 45
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The London Project: The Implementation of Invitational Strategies at the Secondary School Level.
Kearns, John R.; And Others
Pursuant to a mandate and funding from the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Board of Education for the City of London, Ontario developed the London Project in which they implemented the philosophy of "invitational education" (Purkey and Novak, 1984) to address the problem of secondary school students dropping out before graduation. Invitational education is predicated on the idea that every student is able, valuable, and responsible, and that students' self-worth depends upon their consistently being treated with dignity and respect. Accordingly, the main goal of the London Project was to assist the members of each school community in constructing an Inviting Education program. Four secondary schools were identified to be involved in implementing the program, and members of the Invitational Education team met with teachers, staff, and students from the four schools to help teachers identify ways to invite all of their students into the education practice. Each school established a liaison committee to work with the members of the team. This paper presents an extended description of the project and detailed findings and recommendations, including recommendations for policies, people, places, and the program. The survey instrument is appended. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (London)