Developing a rural teacher education curriculum package

White, Simone and Kline, Jodie 2012, Developing a rural teacher education curriculum package, Rural educator : journal for rural and small schools, vol. 33, no. 2, Winter, pp. 36-42.

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Title Developing a rural teacher education curriculum package
Author(s) White, Simone
Kline, Jodie
Journal name Rural educator : journal for rural and small schools
Volume number 33
Issue number 2
Season Winter
Start page 36
End page 42
Total pages 7
Publisher National Rural Education Association
Place of publication Las Vegas, Nev.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 0273-446X
Keyword(s) teacher education
rural education
professional learning
Summary This paper documents the development of a new website (www. rrrtec. net. au) specifically designed to better equip teacher educators to prepare graduates to teach in rural and regional communities. The two year study (2009-2011) that informed the website's creation included three data sources: A literature review of research into rural teacher education, a survey of pre-service students who had completed a rural practicum and interviews with teacher educators about the current strategies they used to raise awareness and understanding of the needs of rural students, their families, and communities. An analysis of the data revealed that teacher educators need to focus more on developing graduates to be not only 'classroom ready ' but also 'school and community ready'. This analysis provided the framework for the creation of a set of curriculum modules and resources including journal articles, film clips, websites and books that teacher educators could readily and publicly access and use in their own classroom teaching.
Language eng
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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