You Can't Get There from Here: Mapping Access to Canadian Teacher Education
Authors: Cam Smith, Peter Peller
Canadian teacher education is mainly offered in urban centres, resulting in limited access for rural and remote populations. This study examines which Canadians live within a commuting distance from a program – defined as a 1-hour drive, one-way – using Statistics Canada data. The study highlighted as few as 40% of Canadians live within this 1-hour drive. This data served in the creation of a Community-based teacher education program, giving access to prospective teachers in rural Canada.