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AERA Rural Education SIG

For a link to the blog of the American Educational Research Association’s Rural Education SIG (special interest group) click HERE. “The Rural Education Special Interest Group (SIG) promotes scholarly conversation about the lives of...


Innovative Practice Grants: Call for Applications

Do you have a project or idea you’d like to share with other rural teachers? Are your students involved in place-based learning in your community? Have you discovered imaginative ways to enrich educational opportunities...


West Kootenay Teacher to receive 2011 UBC Rural Teacher Education Prize

Each year the UBC West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) in Castlegar honors a teacher educator who has made valuable contributions to the preparation and support of new teachers for rural communities. The prize...

Featured Link – July 2011

The Center on Rural Education and Communities (CREC) is located in the College of Education at Penn State in the US. Believing that, “issues affecting rural education cannot be separated from the communities and...


Follow Rural Teachers now on Twitter

For timely updates you can now follow us on Twitter at @ruralteachers Thank you for retweeting, for spreading the word about www.ruralteachers.com and the support of, and inquiry into, important issues in rural education.


Growing Innovation Grants Announcement

Please click HERE for the news release announcing this exciting initiative, in which we are delighted to take part, that will “explore new and creative learning opportunities for students in rural BC.” Click HERE...


Rural Research Network Calendar

The Canadian Rural Research Network (CRRN) is a new means to support information sharing and networking among stakeholders with an interest in rural research.  Click HERE for their frequently updated calendar for many upcoming...

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Video: Linda Farr Darling on Rural Teacher Education

To link to a talk given in January 2011 by Linda Farr Darling, Eleanor Rix Professor of Rural Teacher Education at UBC, click HERE.


What Rural School Communities Can Teach Us

Guest Editorial from the from The Vancouver Province: June 2, 2010 Lower Mainland families have felt the impact of funding cuts to local schools for years now, and the budget picture from Victoria gets...

UBC Teacher Candidates Apply for Rural Practicum Opportunity

Thanks to the support of the Ministry and the Eleanor Rix Professorship in Rural Teacher Education, about thirty teacher candidates in the UBC Bachelor of Education Program will have a chance to work with...

Art Installed to Honour the Rix Family Foundation

The Neville Scarfe Building lobby has been brightened by a beautiful piece of art commemorating a significant gift to the UBC Faculty of Education. In May 2009, Donald B. Rix and his daughter Laurie...

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Rural Teachers in Igoolik

In a country that spans 7,500km it’s not always easy to make sure everybody gets a good education. Imagine what it’s like in a rural community like Igloolik, Nunavut, which is between mainland Canada...

Welcome to ruralteachers.com

Welcome to our site! Thanks to the extraordinary commitment of the Rix Family Foundation to the preparation and ongoing education of teachers in British Columbia, I am proud to be the first Eleanor Rix...

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Rix Family

Through the generous donations of the Rix Family Foundation, the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education supports the work of rural teachers. Eleanor Rix was the wife of philanthropist Donald Rix and spent...

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Full Circles

Listen to this podcast about an innovative method of teaching related to Literary Circles. In this case, the literary circle is focused on the book “Born to Run”, and a collaborative project between four...

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