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ERIC Number: EJ899476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1036-0026
Chasms in Student Achievement: Exploring the Rural-Metropolitan Divide
Panizzon, Debra; Pegg, John
Education in Rural Australia, v17 n2 p3-20 2007
Australia's education system has attracted much recognition over the last few years due to the above average achievement of our students when compared to other OECD countries in large-scale international tests in science, numeracy and literacy. However, when these results are analysed more closely, large gaps emerge in student achievement between remote, rural and metropolitan schools. In this paper, data highlighting the extent of the problem, particularly in the areas of mathematics and science are presented. Following this we provide some of the strategies being implemented on a national scale to support science, mathematics and information and communication technology (ICT) educators working in rural Australia. (Contains 7 tables and 2 figures.)
Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia. P.O. Box 659, Wembly, Western Australia 6913, Australia. Tel: +08-9264-5809; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia