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Rural futures: development, aspirations, mobilities, place, and education


Corbett, M, Rural futures: development, aspirations, mobilities, place, and education, Peabody Journal of Education, 91, (2) pp. 270-282. ISSN 0161-956X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/0161956X.2016.1151750


This piece responds to the content of each of the articles in this issue and raises questions in response to some explicit and implicit themes including particularly the way that differently positioned rural youth are "oriented" in the course of their educational experience. These articles are read as accounts of people in place that confound and confront simplistic deficit assessments of educational paths, aspirations, relationships, and purposes in rural space. I suggest that this issue illustrates how rural education scholarship inevitably returns to the particular and to the material, challenging the hegemony of the placeless and abstracted neoliberal vision of educationís aims in late modernity. The broad argument is that educational struggles and orientations in rural schools should be understood in relation to the crucial global challenges of sustainability and survival.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:aspirations, mobilities, place, rural education
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:114691
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-02-23
Last Modified:2017-06-13

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