Dr. John Novak

Faculty of Education




Dr. John Novak

Professor (EdD)
Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education
Contact for Availability for Graduate Advisement

Courses Taught

EDUC 5P30: Foundations of Learning and Teacher Behaviour
EDUC 5P40: Developing a Personal Philosophy of Education
EDUC 5P43: Invitational Approaches to Education
EDUC 5P73: Educational Leadership and Management
EDUC 5P90: Research Proposal Tutorial
EDUC 5P93: Research Project
EDUC 5F95: Thesis Tutorial in Educational Studies
EDUC 5P98: Independent Study in Education
EDUC 5V96: Internship in Educational Issues

Research Interests

Philosophy of education; Invitational theory and practice; Educational leadership; Social-cultural context of education

Publications
Books Authored

Novak, J.M., Armstrong, D., & Browne, B. (In Progress). Leading for educational lives: Inviting and sustaining imaginative acts of hope. Amsterdam: Sense Publishing.

Purkey, W.W., Schmidt, J.J., & Novak, J.M. (2010). From conflict to conciliation. Thousand Oaks, CA.

Purkey, W.W. & Novak, J.M. (2008). Fundamentals of invitational education. Kennesaw, GA: Alliance for Invitational Education. (Translated into Chinese and Spanish.)
 

Books Edited

Novak, J.M., Rocca, W., & DiBiase, A.M (Eds.) (2006) Creating inviting schools. San Francisco: Caddo Gap.

Novak, J.M. (2002). Inviting educational leadership: Fulfilling potential and applying an ethical perspective to the educational process. London: Pearson.

DiPetta, T., Novak, J., & Marini, Z. (2002). Inviting online education. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa.

Novak, J.M., & Purkey, W.W. (2001). Invitational education. Bloomington, IN: Phi.Delta Kappa.

Purkey, W.W., & Novak, J.M. (1996). Inviting school success: A self-concept approach to teaching, learning, and democratic practice (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Chapters in Books

Novak, J.M. (2009). Invitational leadership, in B. Davies (Ed.), Essentials of School Leadership 2nd Edition. London: Paul Chapman. (Translated into Chinese).

Novak, J.M. (2009). Growing pains, in D. Smith (Ed.), Ethical leadership: Fostering ethical knowledge through professional inquiry. (Commentary)

Novak, J.M. (2008). Inviting passionate leadership, in B.Davies & T. Brighthouse (Eds.), Passionate leadership in education. Los Angeles: Sage.

Novak, J.M. (2008). DiPetta, T., Woloshyn V., & Novak, J.M., Touching the face of technology: Invitational learning with ICT. In T. DiPetta (Ed.) The Emperor’s new computer: ICT, teachers, and teaching. Amsterdam: Sense.

Novak, J. M. (2006). Pragmatic love. In T. Madigan, Promethean Love: Paul Kurtz and the Humanistic Perspective on Love. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Di-Biase, A.M. & Novak, J.M. (2006). Sustaining inviting schools. In J.Novak, W. Rocca, and A.M. DiBiase, Creating inviting schools. San Francisco: Caddo Gap.

Novak, J. M. and Rocca W. (2006). Introducing inviting schools. In J.Novak, W. Rocca, and A.M. DiBiase, Creating inviting schools. San Francisco: Caddo Gap.

DiPetta, T., Novak, J, Marini, Z. (2006). A guide to inviting on-line education. In J.Novak, W. Rocca, and A.M. DiBiase, Creating inviting schools. San Francisco: Caddo Gap.

Novak, J. M. (2005). Invitational leadership. In B. Davies (Ed.) The essentials of school leadership. London: Paul Chapman.

Novak, J.M. (2005). Teaching democracy for life. In D. Breault & R. Breault, Experiencing John Dewey: Insights for today’s classrooms. Indianappolis, IN: Kappa Delta Pi.

Novak, J.M. (2003). Inviting Leadership for the Long Run: An ethical approach to educational relationships. In B. Davies and J. West-Burnam (Eds.) The handbook of Educational Leadership and Management. London: Pearson Education.

Purke, W.W. & Novak, J.M. (2000). Invitational Education. In James Block, et. al. (Eds.) Comprehensive School Improvement: A Program Perspective. Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Novak, J.M. (in press). Invitional leadership: An ethical approach to educational relationships. In B. Davies and J. West-Burnam (Eds.) The handbook of Educational Leadership and Management. London: Pearson Education.

Novak, J.M. (1999). Educational Universalism in Context: A Pragmatic Perspective. In M. Zlomislic, D. Goicoecheae, Z. Zeman, (Eds.), Varieties of Universalism: Essays in honour of J.R.A. Mayer. Port Colborne, ON: Thought House Publishing.

Purkey, W.W. & Novak, J.M. (2000). Invitational Education. In James Block, et. Al. (Eds.). Comprehensive School Improvement: A Program Perspective. Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Papers in Refereed Journal

Novak, J.M. (2009). Is there hope for hope in education? Profession Education.(Commissioned Publication).

Novak, J.M. (2008). Critical review of Beyond Learning: Democratic education for a human future. Professing Education, Volume V, No. 2.

Novak, J.M. (2007). Appreciating the Human Perspective. Free Inquiry, Vol. 27, No. 3.

Novak, J. M. (2005). Book Review of Steve Fuller’s The Intellectual. Brock Education. 15(1) Fall.

Cortland, M., Novak, J., LaFleur, G., McClelland, K, Sider, S., & Shaw, J. (2004). Interpreting Lived Experience through Writing Online in a Graduate Seminar. Language and Literacy, Volume 7, No. 1.

Novak, J. M. (2004). Electoral Hopes and Ethical Inquiry. Professing Education Vol. III, No. 1.

Novak, J. M. (2004).Grounded Responsibility in a Connected World. Professing Education. Volume III, No. 2.

Novak, J.M. (2003) Review of Zeno and the Tortoise: How to think like a philosopher. Brock Education.

Novak, J.M. (2002) Recalling John Dewey: Has he left the building? Free inquiry, 23,1.

Novak, J.M. (2003) Review of Zeno and the Tortoise: How to think like a philosopher. Brock Education.

Novak, J.M. (2001) Review of Building Character and Culture. Curriculum Inquiry.

Novak, J.M. (2002) Recalling John Dewey: Has he left the building? Free inquiry, 23,1.

Novak, J.M. (1999). Metaphors Matter (Book Review). Brock Education.

Novak, J.M. (1999). Review of Choice Theory and the Language of Choice Theory. Brock Education.

Novak, J.M. (1999). Responsible Social Thinking. Free Inquiry. Fall.

Novak, J.M. (1998). The Harmony of Nature and Spirit. (Book Review) Free Inquiry, Vol. 19, No. 1.

Novak, J.M. (1999) Inviting criterion for democracy’s schools. Thresholds in Education, 25,1.

Purkey, W.W. & Novak, J.M. (1998) An invitational approach to ethical practice in teaching. The Educational Forum. 63,1.

Novak, J.M. (1997). Doing Dewey right. Paideusis: The Canadian Philosophy of Education Journal. 10,2.

Purkey, W.W. & Novak, J.M. (1997). Students need to manage conflict. Educational Digest. September.

Novak, J.M., The Courage Beyond Coping, Free Inquiry, Winter, 1997-98
Purkey, W.W. & Novak, J.M. (1996). An invitational approach to conflict management. Thresholds in Education, 22,4.

Novak, J.M. (1996). Transatlantic Dewey. [Review of book: John Dewey and the high tide of American democracy]. Free Inquiry, 16(1).

Welch Hall Brock University
Dr. John Novak
Faculty of Education

Brock University
St. Catharines, On.

Office: WH 167
T: 905 688 5550 x3361
E: jnovak@brocku.ca

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