Title

The Student Teacher Rural Experience Program: Preparing Pre-service Teachers to Live in Regional Locations

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Education / Fogarty Learning Centre

RAS ID

5016

Comments

Lock, G. (2007). The student teacher rural experience program: Preparing pre-service teachers to live in regional locations.

Abstract

Education authorities continue to experience difficulty in recruiting to and retaining teachers in rural and remote schools. In Western Australia, a State noted for its vastness and number of schools in rural and remote settings; a scheme developed by the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy aims to address this challenge by offering financial support to student teachers who wish to undertake their final practicum in the rural or remote education district in which they hope to work after graduation...

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