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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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Abstract

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
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 16:15
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 16:39

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