Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice

Articles from Vol. 19, Annual

2013 IAIE World Conference
I hope you all enjoyed the IAIE World Conference as much as I did. I know all the conference organizers in particular Sue Bowen and our new executive director; Joan Fretz worked tirelessly to make it successful as evidenced by our excellent keynote...
Measuring Inviting School Climate: A Case Study of a Public Primary School in an Urban Low Socioeconomic Setting in Kenya
Scholars and researchers commonly understand that environmental factors have a profound influence on academic performance (Noguera, 2003). Student academic performance is directly influenced by socio-economic, psychological, and environmental factors...
Meeting Student Needs in the Freedom Writers Movie: An Activity in a Classroom Management Course
When pre-service teachers enroll in my Classroom Management and Communications course, for the most part, I believe they expect a bag-of-tricks on how to discipline students when they misbehave. One of the first things I tell them is that there is...
The Award for Every Student
I was a high school principal for 11 of my 40+ years in education. Prior to that experience I'd worked with high school dropouts for a dozen years in alternative education programs that were quite different from the traditional high school to which...
The Basic Tenets of Invitational Theory and Practice: An Invitational Glossary
Overview ITP is viewed as the overarching theory for the base paradigm known as Invitational Education (IE). IE is seen as having its philosophical/theoretical roots arising from a variety of humanistic models of human behavior. These models of...
The Sixth "P"-Politics
Invitational theory presents the concept of invitations as related to five factors: people, places, policies, programs, and processes (Purkey & Schmidt, 1990). In this article, I propose the addition of a sixth "P," politics. The assumption is...
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