This special issue seeks to elaborate on the theme of contemporary challenges and opportunities in rural education. Authors are free to engage the theme discretely or simultaneously. Why do contemporary challenges and opportunities in rural education matter? There is a long history of considering rural spaces as lacking. Rural spaces are unique unto themselves and thus can support the changes and innovations that are necessary for their sustainability. When rural places are resourced and supported, they can find ways to flex and adapt to all kinds of hardship by using assets to foster innovation and create positive narratives of community viability and sustainability. What are the issues that rural communities face both historically and currently? What are the narratives that have supported their growth and those that must be countered to shed new light on what it means to be from and a part of a rural place? What are the pedagogical approaches introduced and studied that build on rural and small community assets and successes? What efforts, on local, state and national levels are being leveraged to engage rural communities and improve rural schools?
Author guidelines are found HERE
Call for papers: May 1, 2022
Proposals due: August 15, 2022