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Jacobs, Mary Ann – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2015
Can students teach their professors? The purpose of this study was to determine if students provided more immediate feedback to the professor on what engaged them and what distanced them in their learning and if the professor made changes to course delivery based on that feedback, would students become more engaged in their learning. In this…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Feedback (Response), Critical Incidents Method, Action Research
Fretz, Joan R. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2015
Understanding what motivates people to put forth effort, persevere in the face of obstacles, and choose their behaviors is key to creating an optimal learning environment--the type of school that policy makers desire, but are unknowingly sabotaging (Dweck, 2000). Many motivation and self-concept theories provide important insight with regard to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Change, Self Concept, Self Determination
Hansen, Barbara; White, Rae L. Harriott; Wilson, Vicki A. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 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…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Interviews
McKnight, Carolyn P.; Martin, Barbara N. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 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…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Adult Students, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
Cain, Melissa A. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2015
One focus of "Invitational Theory and Practice" is creating positive environments that summon each individual to "develop intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally, and morally" (Purkey & Novak, 2008). Children's literature is a rich resource for teachers and parents to focus on emotional and moral development. This…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Values Education, Child Development
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Welch, Gabriela; Smith, Ken – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2014
This essay critically reviews the application of Invitational Education (IE) beyond classrooms and schools by examining the activities of an educational volunteer program (The Atherton Gardens Homework Support Program). The authors advocate that in order to have a meaningful effect, IE needs to be implemented along with principles of other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Educational Environment, Homework
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Robinson, Scott – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2014
This qualitative study reports on what was learned from two former teacher candidates, who engaged in self-affirmation writing exercises in an education seminar during their final semester in a teacher education program. Self-affirmations, as presented here, are brief psychological interventions designed to enhance the self-integrity of teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Self Esteem, Self Efficacy
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MacDonnell, Judith A. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2014
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have historically, and continue today to encounter barriers to accessing health services. This has been attributed to the well-documented heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia that shape all health and social institutions. In this paper, invitational theory offers insight into the…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Barriers, Access to Health Care, Sexual Identity
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Riner, Phillip S.; Tanase, Madalina – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2014
The fourth edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" ("DSM IV") describes ADD as behaviorally observed impairments in attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Officially known as AD/HD, we use ADD here because we are dealing primarily with attention, organizational, and impulsivity issues. A more…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Conceptual Tempo, Metacognition, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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Tanase, Madalina – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2013
The study described in this paper explored the understanding pre-service teachers' have of PK-12 student needs (i.e. Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity) and the importance of meeting these needs in a climate of Invitational Education. 71 undergraduate teacher education candidates enrolled in a Classroom Management course at a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Needs, Preservice Teacher Education, Films
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Okaya, Tom Mboya; Horne, Marj; Lamig, Madeleine; Smith, Kenneth H. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2013
The present study utilized the Inviting School Survey-Revised (ISS-R) (Smith, 2005b, 2013) based on Invitational Theory and Practice (Purkey & Novak, 2008) to examine the school climate of a public primary school in a low urban socio-economic setting in Kenya. School climate was defined as the perceptions of primary school teachers and pupils…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Background, Case Studies, Urban Areas
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Shaw, Daniel E.; Siegel, Betty L.; Schoenlein, Allyson – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2013
A review of the literature which concentrates on Invitational Theory and Practice (ITP) has revealed an inconsistent and oft times confusing or contradictory use of named concepts, labels, phrases, wordings, definitions, and other such titles of major ITP principles (Shaw and Siegel, 2010). Presented in a glossary type format, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Glossaries, Educational Theories
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Fink, Dean – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2013
Invitational theory presents the concept of invitations as related to five factors: people, places, policies, programs, and processes (Purkey & Schmidt, 1990). In this article, the author proposes the addition of a sixth "P," politics. The assumption is that without addressing the political aspect of schools and school systems,…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Change, Politics of Education, Change Strategies
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Moeller, Mary; Anderson, Carla; Grosz, Linnea – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2012
Teacher education serves an important role in preparing teacher candidates to engage with diverse student populations. This study supports a need for candidates to practice Invitational Theory and Practice when teaching students from diverse backgrounds. To assess candidate growth, we used Schmidt's (2007) Six Elements of Diversity as a lens for…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, American Indians, American Indian Students, Workshops
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Taylor, April Gardner; Moniz-Tadeo, Bobbie-Jo – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2012
Providing services to special education students has been fraught with controversy concerning the appropriate setting (Yell, 1995). This quasi-experimental study compares the progress of developmentally delayed preschoolers after two school years of schooling in two environments using the Brigance Inventory of Early Development (IED-II) (Brigance,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Developmental Delays, Preschool Children, School Surveys
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