This special edition of Rural Society invites research that transcends simple explanations around rural students’ access to higher education to deeply explore how rurality may become associated with higher participation and completion rates for university degrees. Topics may include the relationship between rural knowledges and higher education, the relevance of contemporary higher education for rural regions, and future rural industries, as well as deeper exploration of key barriers and facilitators for overcoming existing rural-urban divides characterising higher education completion rates. We encourage manuscripts that use primary data and/or offer unique conceptual contributions to problematize ideas around higher education and rurality.
Abstract Submissions received before February 28th will be considered.To find out more and on how to submit an abstract then please follow the link http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/bes/rrso-rurality
This edition will be a sub-theme (Rethinking Rurality: Writing the rural into policy and practice) of the 2017 SPERA (Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia) Conference, 27-29th September, 2017, University of Canberra. The sub-theme discussant will be Professor Sue Trinidad, Director, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University, Australia.