ERIC Number: EJ848532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 12
Learning to Lose: Rurality, Transience, and Belonging (A Companion to Michael Corbett)
Kelly, Ursula A.
Journal of Research in Rural Education, v24 n11 p1-4 2009
In this commentary, the author focuses on the central point of Michael Corbett's book "Learning to Leave". Education, and in particular what is called "rural" education, is premised on loss. This loss is often not fully articulated, but it is deep and abiding. It is registered in efforts to stop the flow of people and resources, to resist consolidation and closure of schools, and to attract and retain educators. Here, the author argues however that such loss can also be productive in that it unsettles. And within such unsettling lie opportunities to generate new knowledge.
Descriptors: Rural Education, Migration, Change, Role of Education, Relationship, Place of Residence, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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: http://www.jrre.psu.edu/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada