Education in a remote community : a critical analysis

Baker, Chesley Scott (2001) Education in a remote community : a critical analysis. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

A small, remote, and isolated community presents educational challenges different from those experienced in larger, more accessible places. The purpose of this study is to examine critically the educational context of one such remote community, present any challenges that surface, study coping mechanisms used, and make recommendations about improving the educational environment studied. At the remote school six teachers interviewed outlined the difference between their expectations and the realities of the community, shared both their perceptions of the challenges and the coping mechanisms used, and examined role of technology. The researcher saw significant difference between teacher expectations and community realities, identified several challenges, examined coping skills, and considered the limitations of implementing and using technology. The study highlights a distinct need to address the named concerns so that remote schools may strive for an effective educational environment.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5236
Item ID: 5236
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 81-83.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2001
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Cartwright
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Teaching--Newfoundland and Labrador--Cartwright; Education--Newfoundland and Labrador--Cartwright; French language--Study and teaching--Newfoundland and Labrador--Cartwright

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