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ERIC Number: ED525362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct-21
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Seeking Better Lives by Becoming Teachers in Rural South Georgia: Case Study
Moffett, David W.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association (GERA) (36th, Savannah, GA, Oct 21-22, 2011)
For four years the Investigator studied students in South Georgia attempting to become teachers. Three themes emerged impacting study subjects most. They are location, teacher education program, and the economy. South Georgia is one of the poorest rural regions in the United States. People are often place-bound and they endure chronic underemployment and inter-generational poverty. Higher education is a way up and out of poverty but difficult to access. A college opened satellite campuses to provide higher education opportunities for students who would otherwise not have access to a teacher education degree. The study focuses on challenges students experienced in the degree programs and issues with those programs and the college. Larger economic issues in the United States from 2007-2011 and their impact on the students, program, college, and region are also discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia