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Valaitis, Ruta K.; Wahoush, Olive; Murray, Nancy; Isaacs, Sandy; Derbyshire, David; Semogas, Dyanne; Rolfe, Steven – SAGE Open, 2016
This article describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of an interdisciplinary undergraduate course embedded within a campus-community partnership initiative involving McMaster University School of Nursing, and three urban priority neighborhoods in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Students worked together with community residents and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Nursing Education
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Aulls, Mark W.; Tabatabai, Diana; Shore, Bruce M. – SAGE Open, 2016
This nonexperimental, exploratory, mixed-design study used questionnaires with 167 preservice secondary teachers to identify prior educational experiences associated with student-teachers' inquiry understanding. Understanding was determined through content analysis then open coding of definitions of inquiry and descriptions of best-experienced…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Preservice Teachers, Educational Quality, Questionnaires
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Badiee, Farnaz; Kaufman, David – SAGE Open, 2015
Recent calls to improve the quality of education in schools have drawn attention to the importance of teachers' preparation for work in classroom settings. Although the practicum has long been the traditional means for pre-service teachers to learn and practice classroom teaching, it does not always offer student teachers the time, safe practice…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Design