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ERIC Number: EJ993470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1839-7387
Creating a Sustainable and Supportive Teaching Practicum in Rural and Regional Locations
Ryan, Josephine; Jones, Melitta; Walta, Caroline
Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, v22 n1 p57-72 2012
The study described in this paper Creating an effective practicum model for rural and regional preservice teachers is designed to address the ongoing difficulties experienced by schools and universities as they seek to provide high quality preservice teacher education for individuals in rural areas. Lecturers from the regional campuses of two Australian universities have jointly undertaken a study of various initiatives designed to improve the way they manage the rural teaching practicum. The study also investigates the perspectives of rural and regional teachers about how they can best be supported by universities in their supervision of preservice teachers. The findings reveal the potential of two under-utilised approaches to the rural and regional practicum: the use of inter-university partnerships and technology to improve support and learning for preservice teachers in rural and regional locations.
Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia. P.O. Box 659, Wembly, Western Australia 6913. Tel: +08-9285-0626; e-mail: admin@spera.asn.au; Web site: http://www.spera.asn.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia