Valuing Arts Education in Isolated Queensland


  • Paul Duncum University of Central Queensland
  • Howard Cassidy University of Central Queensland



The city stereotype of country people as uncultivated, unsophisticated, and uninterested in the arts and its education is rejected by this study. It draws upon interviews and a survey of home-tutors and staff associated with the Longreach School of Distance Education about their views on drama and visual arts education. The authors show that while a wide range of views are held about the arts in education, most parents value their children's participation in the arts and seek further participation.




How to Cite

Duncum, P., & Cassidy, H. (1994). Valuing Arts Education in Isolated Queensland. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 4(1), 25–30.