Rural-Urban School Partnerships and Australia's Sustainability

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this paper is to propose a new approach to sustainability using a ruralurban school partnerships model of education provision. Due to factors outlined in the paper, many rural schools have resources- built, human and curriculum- which are often under-utilized and which are consequently driving them ever nearer to closure, fundamentally because the cost per unit of service as determined by metrocentric modelling, is considered to be uneconomic. In contrast to this, many urban schools have to deal with capacity enrolments and are demanding extra resources to meet their obligations. These contexts plus the urgent need to do far more than is currently being done to ensure Australia has a future, is the basis for the new approach. Essentially, it involves significantly increasing the number of youth who spend a substantial amount of their time acquiring an education in rural areas, and in turn using this experience to contribute to their own development and sustainability.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExcellence in scholarship: Transcending transdisciplinarity in teacher education
    Subtitle of host publicationTranscending Transdisciplinarity in Teacher Education
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Pages267-277
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9789462092570
    ISBN (Print)9789462092563
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Halsey, J. (2013). Rural-Urban School Partnerships and Australia's Sustainability. In Excellence in scholarship: Transcending transdisciplinarity in teacher education: Transcending Transdisciplinarity in Teacher Education (pp. 267-277). Sense Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-257-0_18