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ERIC Number: EJ1163012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1060-6041
Creating an Effective Educational Environment for Adult Learners: A Qualitative, Multi-Case Study of Off-Campus Center Administrator's Use of Invitational Leadership
McKnight, Carolyn P.; Martin, Barbara N.
Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, v21 p48-67 2015
This study was designed to examine off-campus centers and their administrators in creating an effective learning environment for adult learners using a new innovative leadership theory, invitational, which is a holistic approach that nurtures the belief everyone is intrinsically motivated and it is the leaders' responsibility to unleash their true potential (Purkey & Siegel, 2003). Data analysis revealed three emerging themes: 1) Passionate Partnership, 2) Motivational Inspiration and 3) Organic Nous of Affinity. Implications of the study concluded preparatory programs should incorporate the aspects of optimism and intentionality as essential leadership characteristics when training leaders, and adult market-driven educational needs should drive programs and services offered at an off-campus center.
International Alliance for Invitational Education. Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road House #55, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591. Tel: 770-423-6869; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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