Urban pre-service teachers’ conceptions of teaching in rural communities

Adie, Lenore E. & Barton, Georgina (2012) Urban pre-service teachers’ conceptions of teaching in rural communities. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37(6), pp. 111-123.

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Encouraging quality teaching staff to apply for and accept teaching placements in rural and remote locations is an ongoing concern internationally. The value of different support mechanisms provided for pre-service teachers attending a rural and remote practicum[1] are investigated through theories of place and the school-community nexus. Qualitative data regarding the experiences of the pre-service teachers were collected through interviews and case study notes. This project adds to our understanding of practicum in rural areas by employing a conceptual understanding of place to propose how the experiences of a four-week practicum may contribute to urban pre-service teachers’ conceptions of work and life in a rural community

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ID Code: 52748
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Field Experiences, Rural practicum, Teacher Education, Theories of Place, HERN
ISSN: 1835-517X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Social Science Press
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2012 06:15
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 06:39

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