Chronology of Invitational Education

 

 

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Founding Members

 

  • – William W. Purkey and Betty Siegel direct Noyes Foundation workshops on Humanism at University of Florida, and later at Western Carolina University, without foundation support.
  • 1971 – Publication of Self-Concept and School Achievement authored by William Purkey
  • 1973 – 1981 – William Purkey receives grant from Noyes Foundation of New York to conduct summer institutes on humanistic approaches to education.
  • 1975 – The concept of Invitational Education first appeared in Thresholds in Secondary Education, authored by William Purkey.
  • 1976 – Betty Siegel moves to North Carolina and becomes Dean of the School of Education at Western Carolina University. William Purkey moves to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as professor. William and Betty conduct summer institutes on humanistic approaches to education at Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina. Publication of the First Edition of Inviting School Success, by William Purkey
  • 1978 – William Purkey and Betty Siegel met and organized a very informal Alliance for Invitational Education.
  • 1979 – Conference on Invitational Education – Tarrytown, New York, Marymount College – directed by William Purkey
  • 1980 – Conference on Invitational Education – Greensboro, N.C., Guilford College – directed by Bob Turner
  • 1981 – Conference on Invitational Education – Brock University Canada – – directed by John Novak. Betty Siegel accepts Presidency of Kennesaw State College, Marietta, GA
  • 1982 – FIRST OFFICIAL IAIE World Conference held Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA – directed by Bill Stafford. Alliance for Invitational Education formally organized; annual dues, $10.00; 13 founding members. Robert Turner obtained non-profit status for the Alliance.
  • 1983 – Kansas Association for Invitational Education formed by John Wilson. -American Educational Research Association SIG formed by John Novak.
  • 1984 – IAIE World Conference – Kennesaw College Conference, directed by Betty Siegel. William Purkey & John Novak author Second Edition of Inviting School Success.
  • 1985 – IAIE World Conference – Greensboro, North Carolina – directed by William Purkey
  • 1986 – Graylyn Leadership Conference, Wake Forest University – directed by Don Russell. Alliance membership dues increase to $20.00. Alliance establishes paid, part-time executive secretary position, accepted by Marilyn Mueller.
  • 1987 – IAIE World Conference – Toronto, Canada – directed by Dean Fink. Second IAIE World – Greensboro, North Carolina directed by William Purkey. Paula Stanley becomes second Executive Secretary. William W. Purkey and John J. Schmidt author The Inviting Relationship.
  • 1988 – IAIE World Conference – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada – directed by John Novak. William Purkey receives research funding from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
  • 1989 – Alliance purchases computer and laser printer for newsletters.- Alliance Bookstore created to offer invitational materials and books for sale.-Newsletter expanded and renamed The Forum.
  • 1990 – IAIE World Conference – Orlando, Florida – directed by Bettie P. Spratt
    Inviting School Award Program moves to Furman University – directed by Judy Lehr.-Graylyn “Futures Committee” plans for 21st Century, Wake Forest University.-William W. Purkey and John J. Schmidt author Invitational Learning for Counseling and Development.-John J. Schmidt writes Living Intentionally & Making Life Happen.
  • 1991 – IAIE World Conference- Baltimore, Maryland – directed by Don McBrien
  • 1992 – Dean Fink organizes an Invitational Education Network within the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). -Alliance publishes its first annual volume, Advances in Invitational Thinking , edited by John Novak. -Alliance begins publishing the Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, edited by John J. Schmidt.
  • 1995 – Alliance develops first Internet Site (http://luna.cc.lehigh.edu/iaie) “Conference Board”, managed by William B. Stafford, Lehigh University.
  • 1996 (February 16) -IAIE Internet Site expands and moves to UNCG (http://www.uncg.edu/ced/iaie)-managed by Daniel E. Shaw, Nova Southeastern University. Publication of Third Edition of Inviting School Success authored by William Purkey and John Novak
  • 1996 – IAIE World Conference at Virginia Beach, Virginia – directed by Jerry DeViney
  • 1997 – IAIE World Conference at Lake Placid, New York directed by Harvey Smith
  • 1998 – IAIE World Conference at Lexington, Kentucky – directed by Sue Bowen
  • 1998 – IAIE World Conference at Ottawa, Canada – directed by Harvey Smith
  • 1999 (February) -IAIE Internet Site moves to its own web server (http://www.InvitationalEducation.net) -managed by Daniel E. Shaw, Nova Southeastern University. -Sue Bowen organizes State and Province Coordinators.
  • 2000 -IAIE World Conference – Greensboro, NC – directed by Jeannette Gain
  • 2001 – IAIE World Conference – Omaha, Nebraska – directed by Kent Mann
  • 2002 – IAIE World Conference – Kennesaw GA – directed by Betty Siegel
  • 2003 – IAIE Leadership Institute – Cloudcroft, New Mexico – directed by Kate Asbill. First William Stafford Awards presented. Publication of First Edition of Becoming an Invitational Leader, authored by William Purkey & Betty Siegel
  • 2004 – IAIE World Conference – Atlanta, Georgia – directed by Charlotte Reed
  • 2005 – IAIE World Conference – Hong Kong, China – directed by Clio Chan
  • 2006 – IAIE World Conference – Asheville, North Carolina – directed by Debbie Harmon
  • 2007 – IAIE World Conference – Georgetown, Kentucky – directed by Dallas Blankenship. A DVD featuring Scott County Schools was produced. It is a wonderful statement of Invitational Education.
  • 2008 – IAIE World Conference – Chicago, Illinois – directed by Charlotte Reed First IAIE Fidelity Awards presented.
  • 2009 – IAIE World Conference – Rochester, New York – directed by Mary Connery
  • 2010 – IAIE World Conference – Columbus, Ohio – directed by Barb Hansen
  • 2011 – IAIE World Conference – Richmond, Kentucky – directed by Jack Herlihy
  • 2012 – IAIE World Conference – Hong Kong, China – directed by Stephen Chu
  • 2012-13 – The Ten College Consortium, created by Sue Bowen, recruits over 200 undergraduate students for IAIE. The Coalition to Promote Positive School Climate, created by Joan Fretz and William Purkey, organized five like-minded, non-profit organizations to work together.
  • 2013 – IAIE World Conference – Orlando, Florida – directed by Charles English
  • 2014 – IAIE World Conference – Nashville, Tennessee – directed by Jane Alllison. Publication of Second Edition of Becoming an Invitational Leader authored by William Purkey and Betty Siegel. Introduction of the Invitational Theory & Practice Toolkit, a multi-media professional development resource to guide schools through the Inviting School process.
  • 2015 – IAIE World Conference – Long Island, New York – directed by Joan Fretz, with Michelle Levy and Carol Brown.  This was among the most successful of the previous 34 yearly meetings.
  • 2016 – IAIE World Conference – Lexington, Kentucky – directed by Angela Miller and Jeff Castle, with Kathy Fields. An in-depth presentation of the new I.E. Toolkit was provided during an extended pre-conference workshop.
  • 2017 – IAIE World Conference – to be held in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

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