Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Education / Fogarty Learning Centre

RAS ID

12977

Comments

This article was originally published as: White, S., Lock, G., Hastings, W., Cooper, M., Reid, J., & Green, B. (2011). Investing in sustainable and resilient rural social space: Lessons for teacher education. Education in Rural Australia , 21(1), 67-78. Original article available here

Abstract

An opinion is presented that the relationship between teacher education and the sustainability of rural communities is reciprocal. Such a reciprocal relationship is explored using research findings of an Australian Research Council funded project (2008-2010) of schools and communities that identified sustainable practices concerning staff recruitment and retention. The paper discusses the context of the study, its method and conceptual framework as well as emerging themes from twenty case studies across Australia. The implications of these themes in terms of better preparing a future rural teacher workforce are examined.

 
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