ERIC Number: ED470615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Quality Education and Training for Rural Australians. SPERA National Conference Proceedings (17th, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, July 8-11, 2001).
Hemmings, Brian, Ed.; Boylan, Colin, Ed.
This proceedings of the 17th annual conference of the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) contains 28 keynote addresses and conference papers. Major conference themes were vocational education and training (VET) in rural schools, small schools, flexible rural delivery systems, and the community as a resource and support for education. Keynote addresses are: "VET in Rural Schools" (Mike Frost); "Why Aligning Curriculum and Assessment in New Times Is Ultimately a Pedagogy Question" (Paul Herschell); "Swimming against the Tide" (Bob Meyenn); and "Aliens in the Classroom?" (Faith Trent). Refereed papers are: "Learning Partnerships in Rural Early Childhood Settings" (Kennece Coombe, Joy Lubawy); "Cut Your Teeth on Online Collaborative Projects" (Roger Edmonds); "Bridging Studies: An Alternative Pathway to University for Rural Australians" (Bronwyn Ellis, Nancy Cooper, Janet Sawyer); "Regional University Access: A Case Study from the South West" (Robyn Eversole); "Vocational Education: Voices from the Field" (Annette Green, Colin Boylan); "A Foot in Both Camps: School Students and Workplaces" (Annette Green, Erica Smith); "A Rural-Based Teacher Education Internship: Stressors and Coping Mechanisms" (Tania Hockley, Brian Hemmings); "Online Support for Action Research in a Teacher Education Internship in Rural Australia" (T. W. Maxwell, Jo-Anne Reid, Catherine McLoughlin, Catherine Clarke, Ruth Nicholls); and "An Innovative Flexible Program for Rural Women" (Judith Wooller, Lesley Warner). Other (non-refereed) papers and panels were presented by April M. Bender, Judith Duff, Stephanie Gadeke, Lyn Gorman, Tamara Jones, Sheila King, Felicity Masson, Louise Pritchard, Sherrin Bell, Rosa Lincoln, Jan Martin, John McMillan, Harry Jones, David McSwan, Emma Clinch, Ron Store, Don Squires, R. J. Wenzel, and Russell Yates. Topics include motivating indigenous children, improving outcomes for high-risk students in Port Hedlund School of the Air, online teaching and resources, teacher perceptions of teaching in changing times, preservice teacher preparation for rural schools, recruiting quality student teachers for rural western Australia, school governance in small rural New Zealand schools, rotor streaming media software, otitis media, VET provision in rural schools, case study of small rural New Zealand schools, and flexible learning applied to primary teacher education. (SV)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Small Schools, Vocational Education
Conference Proceedings, SPERA, P.O. Box 379, Darling Heights, Queensland 4350, Australia.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand