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Rural education and out-migration: The case of a coastal community


Corbett, M, Rural education and out-migration: The case of a coastal community, Canadian Journal of Education, 28, (1 & 2) pp. 1-21. ISSN 0380-2361 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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In this article I report on findings from a case study, examining the relationship between formal education and out-migration in a Canadian coastal community from the early 1960s to the late 1990s. Although high rates of village-level out-migration were chronic, most migration trajectories were short-range. Contrary to large-scale quantitative analyses of rural depopulation, I found a geographically stable population and persistently high male dropout rates among those who stayed in the proximal area. In the analysis of educational attainment and migration, I found that schools served their traditional role of sorting and selecting youth for out-migration.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:rural education, mobility, outmigration, Atlantic Canada, coastal communities, fishery
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Continuing and community education
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:Corbett, M (Professor Michael Corbett)
ID Code:100569
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-05-20
Last Modified:2015-09-03

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