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ERIC Number: EJ996268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Building Preservice Teachers' Connections with Communities through Inquiry
Nicholas, Trula Morehead; Baker-Sennett, Jacquelyn; McClanahan, Lauren; Harwood, Angela
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v24 n2 p221-238 2012
This study describes how a community-based interprofessional education approach designed to engage preservice teachers with community members and human services professionals contributes to preservice teachers' inquiry skills and their understanding of interprofessional collaboration. Preservice teachers were enrolled in a research methods course where they conducted inquiry projects in collaboration with a non-profit organization and neighborhood associations. They reported learning about the process of doing inquiry, gaining an understanding of collaboration, and increasing their understanding of community issues, as well as how the context of communities might shape their future students' needs. The authors consider how these outcomes contribute to helping preservice teachers develop skills and knowledge indicated by professional teaching standards. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington