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Toward a geography of rural education in Canada


Corbett, M, Toward a geography of rural education in Canada, Canadian Journal of Education, 37, (3) pp. 1-22. ISSN 0380-2361 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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The field of rural education has not been significantly developed in Canada and the marginal status of the rural itself has contributed to this peripheral status. The emergence of geography and spatial thinking generally in social theory and in educational thought represents an opportunity to re-evaluate the importance of space and place in educational theory and policy discourse. Rather than a space formal education leaves behind, or as the location of impoverishment, isolation, and deficit, I argue that rural communities occupy an important place on the Canadian educational landscape. Given the economic, political, and cultural challenges they face, I suggest rural schools may produce higher quality educational outcomes than are generally attributed to them

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:rural education, policy, geography, assessment
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:98061
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-01-29
Last Modified:2015-04-21

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