Disaggregating Rural Education Making Public Data Public Knowledge

T. W. Maxwell, Greg Burnett, Matti Novak, Cathryn McConaghy

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This paper is part of a larger project in which we are interested in producing forms of system-based and other government agency data as abasis for understanding the phenomena associated with the gaining, training and retaining teachers in rural and remote NSW - the ARC Linkage project entitled the "Rural [Teacher] Education project (R[T]EP)". Our position is that more than inducements need to be identified to attract teachers to the bush and keep them there. In this paper we consider the issues associated with what data are most useful and how these data might be presented in responding to our research questions. Technical issues are discussed. In the paper we present examples of processes and protocols to obtain access to educational and sociological data and suggest ways they might be utilised to more ably equip teachers for life and work in rural NSW schools and their communities. The issues of public data and public knowledge emerge as generate ideas for our analysis
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the AARE and NZERA03
EditorsPeter L Jeffery
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventAARE and NZERA03 - Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 29 Nov 20033 Dec 2003

Publication series

NameAARE 2003
PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education
ISSN (Print)1324-9339


ConferenceAARE and NZERA03
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


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