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Inviting School Success A Self-Concept Approach to Teaching, Learning, and Democratic Practice

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ISBN-10: 0534504191

ISBN-13: 9780534504199

Edition: 3rd 1996 (Revised)

Authors: William Watson, John M. Novak, William Watson Purkey

List price: $134.95
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Founded on invitational theory, this book offers a fresh approach for todays teachers. The authors cover the teaching skills and techniques necessary to invite the student to participate in the learning process. They demonstrate the ways in which the teachers beliefs and attitudes about people--including trust, respect, optimism, and intentionality--are paramount in enabling the student to become his/her personal best.
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Book details

List price: $134.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/29/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

John M. Novak is professor and former chair of Graduate Studies in Education at Brock University, Canada. An invited keynote speaker on six continents, Novak is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and ten books and monographs. He is the past president of the Society of Professors of Education.

Debra Eckerman Pitton is an Associate Professor of Education at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, where she teaches middle school and secondary methods courses, and supervises student teachers. In addition, she conducts mentor training workshops for school districts across the country, and regularly presents at conferences. She has taught language arts at the middle school and high school levels, and interpersonal and group communication at the community college level. She has also served as assistant superintendent for curriculum and learning.William Watson Purkey is Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Co-Founder of the…    

Introduction to Invitational Education
Foundations of Invitational Education
The Inviting Approach
The Craft of Inviting
Inviting in the Rain
The Person in the Process
Two Models for 21st Century Schools
Creating Inviting Schools
Practical Suggestions for the Whole School
Inviting and Disinviting Signals