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.
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 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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Field Experiences, Rural practicum, Teacher Education, Theories of Place|
|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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