Renewing rural and regional teacher education curriculum [online resource]. Melbourne, Australian Teaching and Learning Council. Available from www.rrrtec.net.au
Based on recent national research, and focused on meeting the needs of teacher educators to better support new teachers to prepare for and experience success as new teachers in rural locations, this ALTC funded project, Renewing Rural and Regional Teacher Education Curriculum (RRRTEC) set out to address this issue by investigating what teacher education could do differently to better prepare teachers for rural and regional workforce needs.
As a result of this two year study involving further research, materials audits and curriculum development, a website has been created and designed specifically for all teacher educators to publicly and freely access and use. The RRRTEC website is located at www.rrrtec.net.au. The website has been created as an accessible resource for teacher educators, principals, mentors and others supporting new teachers in rural schools. Focusing on the classroom, the school and the community, it provides a range of high quality resources that will provide easy access to rural and regional teacher education research, curriculum resources and pedagogical strategies for their teacher education students.