Abstract: Attracting teachers to live and work in rural and remote schools is a continuing challenge in more isolated parts of Australia and internationally. It was this challenge that prompted the Priority Country Area Program (PCAP) to fund the trial of a Community-based Mentoring Model in Queensland to ascertain if a joint approach could make a difference for teachers. Two aims guided the research; 1) to design and implement a Community-based Mentoring Model for enhancing the lives of teachers living and working in rural and remote settings and; 2) to ascertain the effectiveness of the mentoring model by conducting two case studies in different geographic locations. One site was in a medium sized rural setting (population 900) and personnel from two schools and the local community were involved. The second was in a much smaller remote community (population 323) where local community members and school personnel participated.
Young, Janelle, Kennedy, Joy, 2011, Facing the challenge of retaining new teachers in rural and remote settings: A report of two case studies using a community-based mentoring model in Queensland, Australia, Conference Paper, viewed 03 April 2020, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=13126.