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Gouwens, Judith A.; Henderson, Robyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This paper uses data from research projects that deliberately set out to tell positive stories about educators who were working with the children and families of migratory agricultural workers in the US. The aim underpinning these projects was to move beyond the deficit discourses and stories of blame that so often circulate, particularly in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Rural Areas, Agricultural Laborers, Teacher Attitudes
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Henderson, Robyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Seasonal farm workers play an important economic role through their contributions to annual harvests and the fact that they spend income in the community where they sojourn. However, research shows that farm workers and other temporary residents are often socially marginalised in rural communities and feel as though they are outsiders who do not…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Agricultural Laborers, Migrants, Foreign Countries
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Gouwens, Judith A.; Henderson, Robyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
In the current context of extensive national and cross-cultural migration, the education of migrant and refugee children is an important and critical consideration. In the U.S., the education of migrant children--who move with their farm worker parents within states, across state borders and sometimes across national borders--brings challenges…
Descriptors: Mothers, Barriers, Migrant Education, Family Literacy
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Henderson, Robyn; Noble, Karen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
In Australian faculties of education, retention and progression issues are paramount within the current neo-liberal climate which emphasises student degree completions. This is particularly the case in regional universities, where many students--often the first in their families to attend university--are from rural, regional and low socio-economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regional Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Discourse Analysis
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Henderson, Robyn; Noble, Karen; Cross, Kathleen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This paper describes a strategy, designed by a faculty of education in a regional Australian university, to induct pre-service educators into the education profession. It then focuses on one component of the strategy, an initiative called Education Commons. This initiative uses a model of critical reflection to engage pre-service educators in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Strategies