Dr. Michael Corbett

Professor

School of Education
Box 57
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
B4P 2R6

Office: Emmerson 302
Phone: (902) 585-1190
Fax: (902) 585-1761

Email:  michael.corbett@acadiau.ca

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Education:

M.A. (sociology) Acadia University
M.Ed. (literacy) Mount Saint Vincent University
Ph.D. (educational sociology) University of British Columbia

Research Interests:

Educational sociology
Literacy
Accountability
The history of Canadian education
Social theory
Educational policy
Rural schooling
Early school leaving and resistance

Recent Publications:

Books

Kember, D. & Corbett, M. (Eds.). (2018 in press). Structuring the Doctoral Thesis: A Voyage of Discovery. (Singapore: Springer).

Corbett, M., Vibert, A., & Green, M. (2016). Improvising the Curriculum: Alternatives to Scripted Schooling. (New York: Routledge).

White, S. & Corbett, M. (Eds.). (2014). Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings: Methodological Issues, International Perspectives and Practical Solutions. (New York: Routledge). 

Green, B. & Corbett, M. (Eds). (2013). Rural Literacies: Transnational Perspectives.  (New York: Palgrave).

Scholarly Journal Articles

Corbett, M. (2018). Mathematical moments: Autoethnographic excursions between school and life, The Mathematics Enthusiast, 15(1-2), 54-77.

Corbett, M. and Corbett, N. (2018). Giftedness: A sociological critique from a rural perspective, Critical Education, 9(1), 1-15.

Corbett, M. and Roberts P. (2017). A Small place: Editorial introduction to the AIJRE Special Issue on education in rural Tasmania, Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 27(3), 1-7.

Smith, C., Fraser, S. and Corbett, M. (2017). Liquid modernity, emplacement and education for the Anthropocene: Challenges for rural education in Tasmania, Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 27(3), 196-212.

Corbett, M., Hawkins, C., and Brett, P. (2017). What we’re about out here: The resilience and relevance of school farms in rural Tasmania, Journal of Research in Rural Education, 34(12), 1-12.

Corbett, M. and Donehower, K. (2017). Rural literacies: Toward social cartography, Journal of Research in Rural Education, 32(5), 1-13.

Corbett, M. and Forsey, M. (2017). Rural youth out-Migration and education: Challenges to aspirations discourse in mobile modernity, Discourse, 38(3), 429-444.

Corbett, M. and Helmer, L. (2017). Contested geographies: Competing constructions of community and efficiency in small school debates, Geographical Research, 55(1), 47-57.

Book Chapters

Corbett, M. and Hill A. (2018 in press). Action research and criticality: Working out the stone in your shoe. In Structuring the Doctoral Thesis: Voyages of Discovery. Kember, D. and Corbett M. (Eds). Singapore: Springer.

Thomas, A. and Corbett, M. (2018 in press). Ways of working in the interpretive tradition. In Structuring the Doctoral Thesis: Voyages of Discovery. Kember, D. and Corbett M. (Eds). Singapore: Springer.

Corbett, M. and Green, B. (2081 in press). Emergent theory and/as doctoral research. In Structuring the Doctoral Thesis: Voyages of Discovery. Kember, D. and Corbett M. (Eds). Singapore: Springer.

Corbett, M. and Kember, D. (2018 in press). Reflections on methodological issues. In Structuring the Doctoral Thesis: Voyages of Discovery. Kember, D. and Corbett M. (Eds). Singapore: Springer.

Cuervo, H., Corbett, M. and White, S. (2018 forthcoming). Disrupting rural futures and teachers’ work: Problematising aspirations and belonging in young people’s lives. In Unsettling Space and Place. Pinto, S, Walker-Gibbs, B., Hannigan, S. and Charlton, E. (Eds). Singapore: Springer.

Corbett, M. and Horner F. (2018 forthcoming). I Never Had a Childhood: Narratives of Work and Play in Postwar Rural Atlantic Canada, In Mitchell, C. and Madrone, A. (Eds.), Our Rural Selves.  Montreal and Kingston_ McGill-Queens University Press.

Corbett, M. and Baeck, U-D. (2016). Emerging Educational Subjectivities in the Global Periphery: New Worker Identities for New Times, In Shucksmith, M and Brown, D. (Eds). The Blackwell Handbook of Rural Studies.  New York and London: Routledge, 544-555.

Corbett, M. (2016). Reading Lefebvre from here: Toward a translocal rural education. In Schulte, A. and Walker, B. (Ed). Self studies in Rural Education, Springer, 141-156.

Corbett, M. (2015). Rural Literacies: Text and Context Beyond the Metropolis. In Rowsell, J. & Pahl, K. (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies.  New York and London: Routledge, 124-139.

Corbett, M. (2014).  Social class, the commodification of education, and space through a rural lens. In Howley, C. and Howley, A. (Eds.). Social class dynamics in rural schools.  New York: Information Age, 19-38.

Additional Information:

Michael Corbett's complete CV (.doc)