Contemporary paradigms of rural teaching: the significance of place

Green, Nicole C. ORCID: and Noone, Genevieve and Nolan, Andrea (2013) Contemporary paradigms of rural teaching: the significance of place. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 23 (1). pp. 91-115. ISSN 1839-7387


This paper begins by setting the scene with an overview of a recent literature review examining teacher preparation for rural and remote settings. The discussion considers the relevance of the findings, exploring possibilities of reconceptualising rural teacher education. The next section of the paper engages with a move away from a deficit model and negative perceptions of rural Australia, to consider more contemporary paradigms of rural teaching. Two studies will be presented which have drawn upon various research methods and conceptual frameworks to inquire with families and teachers about the everyday life of living and working in rural and/or remote locations. The research methods and conceptual frameworks of the studies shared in this paper contribute to on-going research and offer possible foci for conversations about enabling approaches for rethinking
rural and remote locations as not simply a physical location, but the 'whole experience of being there'. The findings of the literature review and the two studies suggest that more attention to the personal, interpersonal and collective experiences of (rural) place, in both pre-service teacher preparation and early career teacher support, may assist in teacher transitions into rural
and remote education settings.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 07:07
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 05:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational psychology; academic accommodations; teacher recruitment; management science
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520102 Educational psychology
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441003 Rural sociology
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment

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