Doing Educational Research In Rural Settings: Methodological Issues, International Perspectives And Practical Solutions by Simone WhiteDoing Educational Research In Rural Settings: Methodological Issues, International Perspectives And Practical Solutions by Simone White

Doing Educational Research In Rural Settings: Methodological Issues, International Perspectives And…

EditorSimone White, Michael Corbett

Paperback | April 28, 2014

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Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings is a much-needed guidefor educational researchers whose research interests are located outside metropolitan areas in places that are generically considered to be rural. This book is both timely and important as it takes up the key question of how to conduct educational research within and for rural communities. It explores the impact of educational research in such contexts in terms of the lasting good of research and also those being researched.

The authorship is international, which brings together researchers experienced in conducting educational inquiry in rural places from across European, Australian, American, and Canadian contexts, allowing readers insight into national and regional challenges. It also draws on the research experiences and methodological challenges faced by senior figures in the field of rural educational research, as well as those in their early careers.

Key topics include:

  • Working with and within the rural;
  • The impact of educational globalisation and the problematisation of cultural difference in social research;
  • Researcher subjectivities;
  • The position of education research in rural contexts;
  • The usefulness of research
  • Reciprocity and converging interest;
  • Ethics and confidentiality.

This book is uniquely written with an eye to practicality and applicability, and will be an engaging guide for higher degree and doctoral students seeking to gain a stronger understanding of educational research in rural settings.

Simone Whiteis Professor of Teacher Education at the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.Michael Corbettis Professor at the School of Education, Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Title:Doing Educational Research In Rural Settings: Methodological Issues, International Perspectives And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:April 28, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041582351X

ISBN - 13:9780415823517

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why put the ¿rural¿ in research?

Part 1: Tales of the field: working with/in the rural

  1. Making sense of rural education research: art, transgression, and other acts of terroirCraig Howley and Aimee Howley

  2. Social cartography and rural education; or, researching space(s) and place(s)Bill Green and Jo-Anne Reid

  3. Theory as the source of ¿research footprint¿ in rural settingsRune Kvalsund and Linda Hargreaves

  4. A trialogue about method in rural education: Experiential perspectivesPamela Bartholomaeus, John Halsey and Michael Corbett

  5. Part II: Reflexivity and standpoint

  6. Understanding ¿the community¿ in rural community researchTanya Brann-Barrett

  7. Rural community researchprocess as outcome: approaching the communityZane Hamm

  8. Researching within and for a rural community: research journeyCath Gristy

  9. A conversation about research as risky business: making visible the invisible in rural research locationsRobyn Henderson and Sherilyn Lennon

  10. Researching from the standpoint of the ruralPhilip Roberts

  11. Part III: Ethics and reciprocity

  12. Research and remembrance in a rural community: a step toward ethical learningLinda Farr Darling

  13. Metaphors we lose by: re-thinking how we frame rural educationKim Donehower

  14. Reciprocity as relational: two examples of conducting research in Finnish LaplandMaija Lanas and Pauliina Rautio

  15. Three Rs for rural research: respect, responsibility and reciprocityMichelle Anderson and Michelle Lonsdale