Communities of Practice: Global and Local Principles, Policies, Practicalities and Participation

  • Susan Ledger Murdoch University, Australia.


This edition positions communities of practice as a significant place-based enabler for successful placements, partnerships and practices in rural and remote contexts. A global backdrop for this issue is provided by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Principles on Rural Policy (Fig.1). Government directed policy reforms shaping Australian Rural Health (Fig.2) and Rural Education (Fig. 3) provide a national context for the journal, whilst the papers within this issue of AIJRE provide research driven, place-based exemplars in rural and remote contexts. The interconnectivity between global and local health and education policy and practices are revealed.