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ERIC Number: EJ848523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1551-0670
Cultural Identity and Schooling in Rural New Mexico
Woodrum, Arlie
Journal of Research in Rural Education, v24 n8 p1-5 2009
Summarizing the findings of his study in southwestern Nova Scotia coastal fishing villages, Mike Corbett (2009), in his article "Rural Schooling in Mobile Modernity: Returning to the Places I've Been" lays out several arguments, including the following: First, that formal education "has been and continues to be...a key institution of "disembedding," loosening ties to particular locales and promoting out-migration from rural places". Second, the ambivalence about this process "is experienced in different ways by differently positioned social actors in the rural community". Following Corbett, in this commentary the author takes the opportunity to reflect on the implications of these arguments for rural people, rural communities, and rural schools in the context of the U.S. Southwest, in New Mexico.
Penn State University College of Education, Center on Rural Education and Communities. 310B Rackley Building, University Park, PA 16802. Tel: 814-863-2031; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico