Adie, L. & Barton, G. (2012). Urban pre-service teachers' conceptions of teaching in rural communities. Australian Journal of Teacher Education,37(6), 111-123. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2012v37n6.7
Encouraging quality teaching staff to apply for and accept teaching placements in rural and remote locations is an ongoing concern internationally. The value of different support mechanisms provided for pre-service teachers attending a rural and remote practicum are investigated through theories of place and the school community nexus. Qualitative data regarding the experiences of the pre-service teachers were collected through interviews and case study notes. This project adds to our understanding of practicum in rural areas by employing a conceptual understanding of place to propose how the experiences of a four-week practicum may contribute to urban pre-service teachers’ conceptions of work and life in a rural community.
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