A rural teaching and community experience: A new perspective on a longitudinal study

Colin Boylan, Andrew Wallace

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Abstract

For the past 10 years, Charles Sturt University students from the Wagga Wagga campus have participated in the New South Wales Department of Education and Training's Beyond the Line program. In this paper a longitudinal analysis of the feedback provided by the students is collated and discussed. The successful and non-successful aspects of the program are identified along with analysis of the impact of participation in the program on students' preparedness to seek a rural appointment following completion of their undergraduate course of studies.These data are then contrasted with final year student understandings of rural communities, and findings that engagement in rural communities is not enough to generate deep understandings of the rural communities within which we all work. Rural education at the pre-service level is still a work in progress.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th SPERA
Subtitle of host publicationSustaining the rural education community, promoting high quality teaching and learning
EditorsC. Boylan
Place of PublicationPerth, WA, Australia
PublisherSPERA
Pages1-16
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)0977549348
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventSociety for the provision of education in rural Australia conference - University of Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
Duration: 15 Sep 201017 Sep 2010

Conference

ConferenceSociety for the provision of education in rural Australia conference
Country/TerritoryAustralia
Period15/09/1017/09/10

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