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Title: Preparing Pre-service Teachers for Rural Appointments
Contributor(s): Jenkins, Kathy A (author); Cornish, Linley (author)
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: Pre-service teachers need to be prepared to teach in both rural and urban contexts. Preparation to teach multi-grade classes in rural schools is excellent preparation for teaching any class, including urban single-grade classes. Based on our previous research and experience, we designed a unit to prepare our pre-service teachers for the issues they may face in their employment and especially in rural schools, including multi-grade teaching, coping with isolation, working as a casual teacher, and communicating with parents and caregivers. There are significant issues that are distinct in rural and urban contexts, including how metrocentric departmental policies can emphasise the rural/urban divide.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 25(2), p. 14-27
Publisher: SPERA: Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia
Place of Publication: Wembley, Australia
ISSN: 1839-7387
Field of Research (FOR): 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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