An integrated approach to attracting and retaining teachers in rural and remote parts of Australia

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Kelly, Nick and Fogarty, Rod. 2015. "An integrated approach to attracting and retaining teachers in rural and remote parts of Australia." Journal of Economic and Social Policy. 17 (2).
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An integrated approach to attracting and retaining teachers in rural and remote parts of Australia

ERA Journal ID18407
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsKelly, Nick (Author) and Fogarty, Rod (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Economic and Social Policy
Journal Citation17 (2)
Number of Pages19
Year2015
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1325-2224
Web Address (URL)http://epubs.scu.edu.au/jesp/vol17/iss2/1/?utm_source=epubs.scu.edu.au%2Fjesp%2Fvol17%2Fiss2%2F1&utm_medium=PDF&utm_campaign=PDFCoverPages
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This paper presents an argument for an integrated approach to attracting and retaining rural and remote teachers. It describes existing government funded research and state government policies in this domain. It builds upon existing sociological models to propose a model of the factors influencing teacher decisions to teach in a rural location and to stay in a location. Based upon this model and the background literature the paper proposes that policy ought to be directed towards addressing both internal and external influences upon teacher behaviours in an integrated way.

Keywordsteacher education; rural, remote; Australia; policy; motivation; attraction; retention; pre-service; early career teacher
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
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Byline AffiliationsAustralian Digital Futures Institute
School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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