Disaggregating Rural Education in NSW: Methodological and Ethical Issues in Making Public Data Public Knowledge

T W Maxwell, Greg Burnett, Matti Novak, Cathryn McConaghy

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Abstract

This paper is part of a larger project in which we are interested in producing forms of system-based and other government agency data as a basis for understanding the phenomena associated with the gaining, training and retaining teachers in rural and remote NSW ' the ARC Linkage project entitled the 'Rural [Teacher] Education project (R[T]EP)". Our position is that more than inducements need to be identified to attract teachers to the bush and keep them there. In this paper we consider the issues associated with what data are most useful and how these data might be presented in responding to our research questions. Technical issues are discussed. In the paper we present examples of processes and protocols to obtain access to educational and sociological data and suggest ways they might be utilised to more ably equip teachers for life and work in rural NSW schools and their communities. The issues of public data and public knowledge emerge as generate ideas for our analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education
EditorsPeter L Jeffery
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAARE/The Association
Pages1-15p (max03425)
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventAnnual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education - Auckland, NZ, New Zealand
Duration: 30 Nov 200303 Dec 2003

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education
CountryNew Zealand
Period30/11/0303/12/03

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    Maxwell, T. W., Burnett, G., Novak, M., & McConaghy, C. (2003). Disaggregating Rural Education in NSW: Methodological and Ethical Issues in Making Public Data Public Knowledge. In P. L. Jeffery (Ed.), Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (pp. 1-15p (max03425)). AARE/The Association.