Regenerating rural social space? Teacher education for rural-regional sustainability

Reid, Jo-anne, Green, Bill, Cooper, Maxine, Hastings, Wendy, Lock, Graeme and White, Simone 2010, Regenerating rural social space? Teacher education for rural-regional sustainability, Australian journal of education, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 262-276.

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Title Regenerating rural social space? Teacher education for rural-regional sustainability
Author(s) Reid, Jo-anne
Green, Bill
Cooper, Maxine
Hastings, Wendy
Lock, Graeme
White, Simone
Journal name Australian journal of education
Volume number 54
Issue number 3
Start page 262
End page 276
Publisher Australian Council for Educational Research
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2010-11
ISSN 0004-9441
2050-5884
Summary The complex interconnection among issues affecting rural-regional sustainability requires an equally complex program of research to ensure the attraction and retention of high-quality teachers for rural children. The educational effects of the construction of the rural within a deficit discourse are highlighted. A concept of rural social space is modelled, bringing together social, economic and environmental dimensions of (rural-regional) sustainability. This framework combines quantitive definitional processes with more situated definitions of rural space based on demographic and other social data, across both geographic and cultural formations. The implications of the model are examined in terms of its importance for teacher education.
Language eng
Field of Research 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 939903 Equity and Access to Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, ACER Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30031557

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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