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Glazer, Morgan; Harris, Kara; Ost, Dottie; Gower, Mariah; Ceprano, Maria – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
This article describes a pilot study conducted by teacher candidates (TCs) at an elementary level charter school in Buffalo, New York. The TCs, undergraduate and graduate level college students, enrolled in an English Language Arts/Social Studies methods course block, wrote bilingual English/Spanish information texts and used them in conjunction…
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects, Preservice Teachers
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Russello, Camille M.; Henry, Julie – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
The purpose of this pilot was to examine the effectiveness of the practice of providing opportunities for undergraduate elementary education teacher candidates to explore the campus library curriculum center as a group regularly during class time. During their visits, teacher candidates were guided in selecting and analyzing children's literature…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Academic Libraries, Elementary Education, Class Activities
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White, William – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
The author examines ways in which considerations for global communities exist within home-based universities and spotlights the State University of New York at Buffalo as it recently developed the new "global engagement" category within it's intellectual foundations program.
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Universities, Program Descriptions
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Ceprano, Maria A.; Chicola, Nancy A. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
This paper describes how 20 pre-service teachers enrolled in two social studies methods courses at Buffalo State College worked collaboratively to produce a Cross-cultural Literacy Fair at an urban-based elementary school. The participatory activities created for the event were provided in conjunction with a community after-school program and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Methods Courses, Literacy Education
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Ceprano, Maria A. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2010
Six pre-service teacher candidates TCs, each engaged in field experiences in Kindergarten or First Grade classrooms at an urban based elementary school compared the impact of interactive read alouds and simple read alouds on children's Tier two vocabulary meaning acquisition and usage. Each TC read a different trade book that contained at least 8…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Preservice Teachers, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Jackson, Kimberly J. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2010
Multidisciplinary programs have begun to complement traditional models of graduate and professional education. The development of these programs has begun to reflect the change in graduate student advisement. Multidisciplinary programs necessitate the need for quality advisement approaches. This study assessed faculty satisfaction and commitment…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Masters Programs, Professional Education, Academic Advising
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Foels, Sarah – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
"Big Expectations" discusses the benefits of developing and using big ideas for a diverse set of learners in social studies. Experimenting with both honors and inclusion classrooms at the middle school level, I found that all students are capable of relating to and thinking deeply about the content through the use of big ideas. Although…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Middle School Students, Honors Curriculum, Inclusion
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Siskar, John; Theobald, Paul – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2008
Place and community are terms used with ever more frequency in discussions, reports, and research related to education, yet there is little agreement related to what these terms mean. This article examines the concepts of place and community in an attempt to bring more clarity to the role they may play in educational theory and, ultimately,…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Policy, Role Perception, Community