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Island intersections: a correspondence about educational research in Tasmania


Beasy, K and Corbett, Michael John and Emery, S and Pavlyshyn, H, Island intersections: a correspondence about educational research in Tasmania, Gender and island communities, Routledge, Gaini Firouz, Nielsen Helene Pristed (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 141-157. ISBN 9780367208417 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4324/9780429263705


Tasmania: an island place Positioned at 41 south of the equator, Tasmania is the only island state of Australia. The state covers a land area of over 68,000 km2, of which half is currently in national or state reserves. Approximately 530,000 people live in Tasmania, with half of residents living in the greater Hobart precinct (Government of Tasmania, 2019). The median age of Tasmanians is 40, and, the percentage of children under 15 years of age in the community has decreased from 22% in 1996 to 18% in 2014 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015). Hydroindustrialisation, agriculture, and resource extraction are major contributors to the Tasmanian economy, while the largest industries for employment include health care and social assistance (12%), retail trade (11.3%), public administration and safety (9%), followed closely by education and training (8.9%) (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2013; Government of Tasmania, 2017; Stratford, 2008).

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:gender, collaborative autoethnography, islandness
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Gender studies
Research Field:Gender relations
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Gender aspects in education
UTAS Author:Beasy, K (Dr Kim Beasy)
UTAS Author:Corbett, Michael John (Professor Michael Corbett)
UTAS Author:Emery, S (Dr Sherridan Emery)
UTAS Author:Pavlyshyn, H (Mrs Halyna Pavlyshyn)
ID Code:138406
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-04-06
Last Modified:2020-05-20

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