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Ruraling Education Research

Connections Between Rurality and the Disciplines of Educational Research

Editors: Roberts, Philip, Fuqua, Melyssa (Eds.)

  • Expands rural education research engagement with broader education disciplines
  • Provides insights from rural education on considering place and context in research
  • Deconstructs problems of standardization and placelessness in education research
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About this book

This edited volume brings together a collection of chapters from leading scholars in rural education with the purpose of linking knowledge from the rural education field to the wider discipline of education studies. Through addressing significant issues in the rural education field, the book gives insights from rural education that have general relevance for the wider disciplines of education, and provides up-to-date scholarship in research in rural contexts.

This book aims to be a definitive and comprehensive edition of contemporary rural education scholarship that works as a guide for those new to researching in and for rural contexts, as well as actively expand the other sub-fields of education from a rural perspective. It examines the connection between rurality and the other domains of educational research, exploring what a rural perspective might bring to the broader fields of educational research, and how it might evolve them. In its unique approach, this book brings the concept of ‘rural’ to the disciplines of education; chapters regarding the ethics of research in the rural context speaks to a gap in rural education, and provide tools for engaging marginalised communities more generally in educational research.

About the authors

Dr. Philip Roberts is Associate Professor in Curriculum Inquiry and Rural Education at the University of Canberra, and leads the Rural Education and Communities research group within the Centre for Sustainable Communities. He was Chief Editor of the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education (2015–2018), is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Research in Rural Education (2014–current) and currently Associate Editor of the international journal, Curriculum Perspectives (2018–current). He has served as the national convener of the Rural Education Special Interest Group of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2015–2018 and as the co-convenor 2013–2015. Dr. Roberts is at the forefront of the rural education field in Australia, and internationally. Utilising a plurality of methods, he has been leading innovation in rural education through links with the international field of rural studies (incorporating rural sociology and rural geography) and numerous leading international rural studies organisations. His work is orientated towards trialling new approaches to researching rural education and engaging with rurality in education.


Dr Melyssa Fuqua has a PhD from Monash University. Her thesis explored through narrative inquiry how rurality shapes the work and experiences of Australian pathways advisors. In addition to having taught at a K-12 school in rural Australia, Melyssa has taught in the Education Faculties at Monash University, the University of Melbourne, and Federation University. Melyssa is also in a number of research-related leadership roles with a focus on rural education and engagement. She is a co-convenor of the Australian Association for Research in Education’s (AARE) Rural Education Special Interest Group and is on the Executive Committee of the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA). Additionally, she represents SPERA in the Australian Alliance of Association in Education (AAAE) and is an elected member of their Board of Directors. Melyssa is a co-manager of the Rural Education Research Student Network that connects research students, early-career researchers, and experienced scholars who have an interest in rural education research. While this network is mainly digital, it also holds annual International Emerging Rural Scholars Summits in conjunction with major rural research conferences around the world. She is also on the editorial team of the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education.

Reviews

"True to its title – read it again - this book proposes the ruraling of education research: all of it. Once digested, this proposal is difficult to ignore. The theme of “‘ruraling’, used as a verb, to reframe metrocentricity and metro-normativity in education research”, is explained and developed throughout this coherent, yet wide-ranging, collection. The authors go beyond a mere proposal. They build on Roberts and Green’s 2013 accusation of the “symbolic violence against rural people, places and communities” perpetrated by those who fail to engage with the concept of rural. If Corbett once exhorted researchers to find a rural sociological imagination, these authors provide an activist handbook. The book envelops multiple disciplinary perspectives, venturing beyond sociology via geographical, linguistic, psychological and socio-ecological domains to show how ruraling brings new insights to teaching, ethics, gender identity, tertiary education, and inclusion, for example. Leading scholars, including Roberts, Green, Reid, Guenther, Beach and White, challenge rural education researchers to create rural theory: to subvert the unquestioned application of urban-grounded theory to understanding rural contexts. Fear not, the terminological debates are discussed, while the research studies reported are paradigmatically diverse and well-designed.This edited collection is an outcome of rural education researchers’ fora in the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). Its relevance is global." — Linda Hargreaves, University of Cambridge

"A comprehensive, in-depth collection of rural education research that is a must read for anyone interested in rural education. Philip Roberts and Melyssa Fuqua have compiled and edited a collection of work that is at the cutting edge of contemporary understandings of the rural that challenges the reader to rethink and reposition what it means to work, live and research in the rural. Roberts and Fuqua contextualise the rural and acknowledge the complexities and disproportionate impact of COVID 19 on rural communities. Simultaneously this collection reclaims the rural as a strength and embraces the learnings from within rural communities that have much to offer to all contexts. Reimagining of rural places as ‘ruraling’ allows the reader to engage and reengage with rural research that disrupts and reframes these places away from the ‘metrocentricity and metro-normativity in education research’. A timely and welcome addition to the debates and provocations for all scholars, students and policy-makers." — Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, La Trobe University

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ruraling Education Research
Book Subtitle
Connections Between Rurality and the Disciplines of Educational Research
Editors
  • Philip Roberts
  • Melyssa Fuqua
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-0131-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-0131-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-0130-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 304
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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