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Title: Teacher and University Educator Perspectives on Teaching Languages in Rural Settings: A Sonata Form Case Study
Contributor(s): Evans, Jennifer  (author); Morgan, Anne-Marie  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: The experience of teaching languages in rural schools differs markedly from teaching languages in urban contexts, in relation to the size and nature of communities and their interactions, numbers of teachers of languages, in and out of school contact, and in the cultural and language backgrounds of students and their likelihood of opportunities to interact with users of the language being learned. The rewards, rather than the challenges of teaching languages in rural contexts are explored in this paper by a classroom languages teacher and a tertiary languages teacher educator and researcher, in a 'sonata form' (two-voiced, dialogic and reflexive) conversation, aimed at providing insights into the importance and significance of languages education for rural Australian students, and the pleasures for teachers of this crucial work when engaged in rural settings.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 26(1), p. 67-82
Publisher: Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1036-0026
Field of Research (FOR): 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
200307 German Language
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
930201 Pedagogy
930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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