Innovation for Equity in Rural Education : Proceedings of the International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education

Lyons, Terry, Choi, Joon-Yul, & McPhan, Greg (Eds.) (2009) Innovation for Equity in Rural Education : Proceedings of the International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education. SiMERR National Centre, University of New England, Armidale NSW.

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The concept of an international symposium on rural education arose from a meeting between members of the SiMERR National Centre, Australia and the NURI Teacher Education Innovation Centre (NURI-TEIC) at Kongju National University, Korea in 2007. Despite the very different national contexts, the teams were struck by the similarities of the challenges facing rural schools in the two countries, and curious about the degree to which these challenges were shared by other countries. At a subsequent meeting in Australia in December 2007, the two centre Directors - Professor John Pegg (SiMERR) and Professor Youn-Kee Im (NURI-TEIC) - agreed on a framework for the first International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education (ISFIRE).

This volume consists of the keynotes and refereed papers presented at ISFIRE 2009. The papers provide insights into rural education in Australia, Bhutan, Canada, Korea, Norway, South Africa and the United States along the following themes:

  1. Promoting rural policy initiatives;

  2. Nurturing the rural teacher experience;

  3. Enhancing rural student experience and growth;

  4. Optimising the curriculum;

  5. Improving resources in rural schools; and

  6. Addressing special issues in rural education.

The authors and titles of a further 23 presentations based on refereed abstracts only are listed at the end of this volume. The abstracts for these presentations can be found in the symposium Program.

The academics and practitioners who came together for this symposium are passionate about rural education and have dedicated their time and capacities to working for the benefit of rural teachers, students and communities. The papers in this volume offer direction not only for Australia and South Korea, who jointly hosted this symposium, but for all countries in which rural education is contested ground. The keynotes in particular contribute rich perspectives on rural education trends, policies and practices. We hope that this volume generates a greater appreciation of the advantages of rural education and the many innovative approaches being implemented to meet its challenges.

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ID Code: 68267
Item Type: Book
Additional Information:

Conference dates: 11-14 February 2009
Conference location: University of New England

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Keywords: Equitable education, Rural education
ISBN: 9781921208362
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2014 00:42
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2014 00:42

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