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Story Writing in Remote Locations: Building Sustainable and Respectful Partnerships in Remote Educational Settings

Cacciattolo, Marcelle and Mahon, Lawrence and Zimmermann, Jo An M and Martino, John and Davidson, Kristy (2007) Story Writing in Remote Locations: Building Sustainable and Respectful Partnerships in Remote Educational Settings. International Journal of the Humanities, 5 (6). pp. 171-178. ISSN 1447-9508

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Abstract

Research indicates that staffing teachers in remote and rural parts of Australia is a steadily increasing issue which impacts on the quality of education offered for remote indigenous settings. Anecdotal evidence, as mentioned in The Collins Review (1999), suggests that teachers in remote central Australian schools stay on average seven months or less. Such a review demonstrates that many teachers in remote areas are ill equipped to deal with the challenges that they face. This in turn impacts upon the quality of schooling offered to indigenous young people which affects both their academic and social success. Story Writing in Remote Locations (SWIRL) is one program that provides preservice teachers with a range of opportunities to experience and teach in remote indigenous settings. Offered by Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, the SWIRL program provides preservice teachers, staff, community members and indigenous participants with an alternative approach to dealing with engagement in literacy and ICT learning. Most importantly the SWIRL program offers an opportunity to develop sustainable partnerships that nurture innovative teaching and learning practices from a community connected point of view.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID12732, literacy learning, teacher retention, story writing, remote locations
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
SEO Classification > 9305 Education and Training Systems
SEO Classification > 9399 Other Education and Training
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2011 05:54
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2011 05:54
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3200
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