A Four-Step Process to Reposition Small Schools as Sites Within Teaching and Learning Networks

Ken Stevens (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 159
EISBN13: 9781613503713|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-599-5.ch009
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The international problem facing small high schools in rural communities of providing access to educational and vocational opportunities that approximate those available to urban students has been addressed by repositioning these institutions as sites within teaching and learning networks in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Four inter-connected dimensions of change are outlined (technological, pedagogical, organizational, and conceptual) whereby small rural schools in this Canadian province were repositioned as sites in teaching and learning networks thereby enhancing educational and vocational opportunities for senior students. There are implications in these changes for the professional education of high school teachers who are increasingly likely to be required to teach in networked classes as well as in traditional classrooms.
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