Search results for: Rural schools
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The goal of this study was to examine the lived experiences of teachers newly appointed to rural or remote schools in Western Australia to understand their experiences and responses. Rural/remote teachers reported a high incidence of stress and coping strategies. Teachers demonstrate a diversity of direct-action, palliative and avoidant coping strategies focused on management of emotions, health and wellbeing.
Updated: Nov. 10, 2011
In this article, the authors inquire into two novice teachers’ perspectives on teaching in rural schools in the southeastern United States. Drawing on narrative portraiture, the authors see these teachers' personal and professional identities and relationships existing synergistically with one another.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2011
The current study investigates the types of principal mentoring/coaching programs delivered in Wyoming school districts, USA. The study also explores the areas of need perceived by principals at different levels of experience.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
This article describes a blended in-service arrangement which was designed to support Russian science teachers from rural schools in the integration of technology. The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of the blended approach on science teacher learning, classroom impact and student affective outcomes. The results indicate that the blended in-service arrangement as developed in this study was a promising approach in supporting Russian rural school teachers with the integration of technology.
Updated: May. 30, 2011
'We Are So Over Pharaohs and Pyramids!' Re-Presenting the Othered Lives with Young People through An International Studies Program
The current article focuses the international presenters' interpretation of and reaction to the program through their interaction with the students. The article is based on a year-long implementation of an international studies program in a rural middle school using videoconferencing technology. The author emphasizes the ways that the presenters' assumptions and beliefs affect their (re)construction of their own cultures.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2011
Cultivating Racial Literacy in White, Segregated Settings: Emotions as Site of Ethical Engagement and Inquiry
Drawing on writing from a first-year composition class, this paper examines how White students approach racial literacy in a segregated, rural college setting in the United States. The author argues for the importance of understanding how emotions inform and propel students' responses to what the author believes needs to be understood as the ethical challenge of racial literacy. The author concludes that we should develop a critical vocabulary for analyzing emotions in our classrooms and that we need to develop new strategies for addressing the embodied nature of emotion and belief.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2010
'Great Conversation' for School Improvement in Disadvantageous Rural Contexts: A Participatory Case Study
The core empirical basis of this article is based upon the author’s recent participatory action research case study conducted in a rural school in one of the most disadvantageous districts of Sindh, Pakistan. This article explores how a teacher educator may empower a rural school by engaging key stakeholders in therapeutic enquiry, utilizing 'Great Conversation' as an alternative pedagogy for school improvement and reforms.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2010
This article reports on a longitudinal ethnographic study of beginning primary school teachers in rural and regional Victoria, Australia. The study uses a conceptual framework of place and workplace learning. The authors found that the space of the classroom was the dominant site of learning to become a teacher for the new teachers in this study. This learning was understood through the discourse of classroom management.
Updated: May. 09, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate elementary teachers' attitudes toward the different subjects that they teach. The participants were 490 elementary school teachers from two rural school districts in the southeastern United States. Reading and language arts were consistently ranked among the favorite and most enjoyed subjects to teach, whereas science and writing were consistently ranked among the least favorite and least enjoyed subjects to teach. Implications for teacher preparation and policies related to elementary school teaching assignments are discussed.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
A series of four online professional development courses in the form of integrated mathematics content and pedagogy courses was designed to meet the professional development needs of rural middle school mathematics teachers.Results suggested that while teachers’ mathematics content knowledge did not change significantly, pedagogical content knowledge did increase.
Updated: Nov. 11, 2009