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ERIC Number: EJ842083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
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ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Reviews of Research on Rural Schools and Their Communities in British and Nordic Countries: Analytical Perspectives and Cultural Meaning
Hargreaves, Linda; Kvalsund, Rune; Galton, Maurice
International Journal of Educational Research, v48 n2 p80-88 2009
This introduction presents the case, and sets the scene, for five reviews of research on rural schools and their communities, arguing that educational research in this field is relatively rare, and decreasingly visible despite the significant population of the world's children who live in rural communities and attend rural schools. After considering various interpretations of "rural", of the purpose and function of rural schooling, and of the relationship between school and community, we present three basic research questions with relevance for researchers of schools and communities, rural and urban, the world over, and raise more specific questions which are addressed in the reviews themselves and pursued in the closing chapter. Finally we introduce the research reviews and justify our selection of British and Nordic countries, where, despite geographical proximity, there are wide thematic and methodological disparities in rural schools' research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)