A Study of Education, Out-migration of Young Adults and the Impact of Information and Communications Technologies on the Economies of Rural Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador

Lay Summary 

This research project explores a number of issues relating to education and the well being of rural communities. It explores the issue of outmigration of young adults and provides valuable information on education changes due to Information Technology in rural areas as well as the effect of TeleLearning on student migration and community development.

It focused on four schools in the Avalon West School District and examined the impacts of TeleLearning in these schools. The recommendations produced have province wide implications as well as the potential for application in other provinces.

Departments 
Faculty of Education
Funding 
Canadian Rural Partnership
Communities 
Avondale
Carbonear
St. Bride's
St. Mary's
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
K-12
Community Development
Industry Sectors 
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Scientific Research and Development Services
Economic Zones 
Zone 18 - Avalon Gateway
Zone 17 - Mariner
Rural Secretariat Regions 
Avalon Peninsula
Start date 
1 Jan 2002
Lead Researcher 
Collaborators (Non-Users) 
Rachel Handrigan
Gordon Stone
Sherman Downey
Themes 
Community, Regional and Enterprise Development
Information and Communication Technology