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Adult literacy teachers in Central Queensland : a discursive positioning of teachers, policies and funding in regional, rural and remote communities
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Roberta Harreveld
The sociocultural markers of adult literacy teachers' identities are significant for understanding the nature of teaching which is constructed through, and contingent upon, diverse geographical and systemic spaces - at once a dilemma and a strategy in promoting education in regional areas. This article reports on one aspect of the work of a cohort of 23 adult literacy teachers living in regional, rural and remote areas of Central Queensland. Discourse theory is used to frame the conceptualisation of one particular teacher's discursive positioning of her work. The article concludes that the relationships between adults positioned as teachers and students can become a community resource with the potential for rural engagement and for transformation of social and economic capital in such communities.