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ERIC Number: EJ785699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1551-0670
Space Invaders and Pedagogical Innovators: Regional Educational Understandings from Australian Occupational Travelers
Danaher, Patrick Alan; Danaher, Geoff; Moriarty, Beverley
Journal of Research in Rural Education, v18 n3 p164-169 Win 2003
Australian occupational Travelers such as circus and fairground people often enter territories normally occupied by permanent residents. This article examines the ways in which these Travelers act as "space invaders," disrupting the boundaries between urban and rural, and as pedagogical innovators, when they develop pioneering approaches to their education. The findings indicate the efficacy of the concepts of multidimensionality, fluidity, and instability in analyzing and understanding the dynamics that occur between the occupational Travelers and permanent residents. The findings also demonstrate possibilities for educational provision that have been achieved for the children of one group of Australian occupational Travelers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia