Space invaders and pedagogical innovators: regional educational understandings from Australian occupational travellers

Danaher, Patrick Alan and Danaher, Geoff and Moriarty, Beverley (2003) Space invaders and pedagogical innovators: regional educational understandings from Australian occupational travellers. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 18 (3). pp. 164-169.

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Abstract

Australian occupational Travelers such as circus and fairground people often enter territories normally occupied by permanent residents. This article examines the ways in which these Travelers act as ‘space invaders’, disrupting the boundaries between ‘urban’ and ‘rural’, and as ‘pedagogical innovators’, when they develop pioneering approaches to their education. The findings indicate the efficacy of the concepts of multidimensionality, fluidity, and instability in analyzing and understanding the dynamics that occur between the occupational Travelers and permanent residents. The findings also demonstrate possibilities for educational provision that have been achieved for the children of one group of Australian occupational Travelers.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Patrick Danaher
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:01
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, innovation, occupational Travellers, pedagogy, regional, rural, space invaders
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2290

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