A study of five diverse middle schools and their efforts to bring about positive changes with at-risk students through invitational education

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Deborah Cecil Chance (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Charles M. Achilles

Abstract: This qualitative study included an analysis of the efforts of five North Carolina middle school Connection Teams (CT). These CTs participated in a project funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation entitled: Connecting with the Disconnected Student-An Invitational Approach. CTs were comprised of the school principal, a guidance counselor, and one teacher representative from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. CTs were trained in Invitational Education and formulated strategies to deal with their school’s at-risk population through the use of the Five P's of Invitational Education. The Five P's are: people, policies, places, programs, and processes. Invitational Education is a theory of practice that emphasizes the relatively unlimited potential of all students and the importance of self-concept building practices. Connection Teams' efforts were presented in five case studies. Recurrent strategies, practices, and behaviors were assimilated and presented in terms of the Five P's.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
Middle schools $z North Carolina $x Philosophy
Education $x Experimental methods
Education $x Philosophy

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