Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Preparing the Australian Early Childhood Workforce for Rural and Remote Settings: A Review of the Literature
Contributor(s): Green, Nicole  (author); Nolan, Andrea (author)
Publication Date: 2011
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2011v36n12.3Open Access Link
Handle Link:
Abstract: This article presents the findings of a literature review of research on teacher preparation for rural settings. In the past there has been little or no preparation of teachers for rural teaching, with the emphasis placed on supporting beginning teachers once they commenced (Baills, Bell, Greensill & Wilcox, 2002; Howe, 2006); now there is a strong movement to prepare preservice teachers adequately before their first teaching appointment. However, what has become clear is that the focus of research has been predominantly on primary and secondary education. In our search we have not been able to identify a substantial body of literature about the preparation of early childhood educators for rural practice. The discussion considers the relevance of the findings for the early childhood sector, exploring possibilities for future research both in early childhood settings and in teacher education in general in light of government agendas and policy initiatives.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 36(12), p. 83-96
Publisher: Social Science Press
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1835-517X
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930103 Learner Development
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Appears in Collections:Journal Article

Files in This Item:
2 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record


checked on May 20, 2023

Page view(s)

checked on Jun 4, 2023
Google Media

Google ScholarTM



Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.