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Situating and interrogating contemporary Australian rural education research

This opening article in this special issue about Australian rural education research develops three key points. First,the Australian literature reflects the complexities of defining the terms regional, rural, and remote, with many definitions deriving from a fixed and disabling urban-rural binary. That literature also contains a number of success stories of educational innovations in rural Australia. Second, the conceptual and methodological resources underpinning the Australian literature need to be interrogated to ensure that they avoid deficit constructions of rural Australia in favor of more productive understandings that recognize and value rural educational innovations. Third, the articles in this collection provide points of potential dialogue between American and Australia rural education researchers committed to mapping and celebrating diversity and innovation.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

18

Issue

3

Start Page

133

End Page

138

Number of Pages

6

ISSN

1551-0670

Location

Orono, ME, USA

Publisher

The University of Maine

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Education and Creative Arts; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of research in rural education.

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