Situating and interrogating contemporary Australian rural education research

Moriarty, Beverley and Danaher, Patrick Alan and Danaher, Geoff (2003) Situating and interrogating contemporary Australian rural education research. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 18 (3). pp. 133-138. ISSN 1551-0670

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Abstract

This opening article in this special issue about Australian rural education research develops three key points. First, the Australian literature reflects the complexities of defining the terms regional, rural, and remote, with many definitions deriving from a fixed and disabling urban-rural binary. That literature also contains a number of success stories of educational innovations in rural Australia. Second, the conceptual and methodological resources underpinning the Australian literature need to be interrogated to ensure that they avoid deficit constructions of rural Australia in favor of more productive understandings that recognize and value rural educational innovations. Third, the articles in this collection provide points of potential dialogue between American and Australia rural education researchers committed to mapping and celebrating diversity and innovation.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: The article is in in a special theme issue of the journal, entitled: Bush Lessons Down Under: Educational Experiences in Regional, Rural and Remote Australia. Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Patrick Danaher
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:53
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia; education; regional; rural
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160506 Education Policy
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1884

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