ERIC Number: EJ1163008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
One School's Journey along the Inviting School Path
Hansen, Barbara; White, Rae L. Harriott; Wilson, Vicki A.
Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, v21 p31-47 2015
Nearly ten years ago, Park Street Intermediate School began the journey of instituting processes, policies, and programs intended to support the development of a learning environment based on trust, respect, optimism, caring, and intentionality as described in the literature of Invitational Education. The purpose of this case study is to trace the development of that journey, from inception to the present, searching for those attitudes and actions that either promoted or presented barriers for the implementation of Invitational Education or its continued development. The theoretical basis for this research lies in the Invitational HELIX, set forth by William Purkey and John Novak in their ground-breaking work Inviting School Success (Purkey & Novak, 1996). The HELIX depicts the movement of an inviting school from initial exposure to transformation as a series of stages that begins with awareness, moves to understanding and application, and then to adoption.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Interviews, Intermediate Grades, Teacher Surveys, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Statistical Analysis
International Alliance for Invitational Education. Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road House #55, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591. Tel: 770-423-6869; Web site: https://www.invitationaleducation.net/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Intermediate Grades
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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