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Clark, Steve – 1990
This paper reviews and analyzes the research in rural education in Australia in recent decades. Research undertaken in other countries is examined where comparisons, differences, or explanations are useful in understanding the Australian context. Following an introduction to the Australian education system and summaries of demographic features of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Research
Boylan, Colin; Bandy, Helen – 1994
This paper examines seven variables or issues regarded as central to improving the recruitment, training, and retention of rural teachers, doctors, and other professionals, as well as efforts to overcome related problems in rural Australia and Canada. First, selection practices should identify professionals from rural backgrounds and those with…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
This is an analysis of the findings from three comparable national studies of current change in the provision of initial teacher education. These three studies are: the Mode of Teacher Education (MOTE) survey, covering England and Wales; the Research about Teacher Education (RATE) Project, covering the United States; and the Study of Initial…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Williams, Bruce – 1993
This paper examines the issue of the responsibility of higher education institutions (HEIs) for and response to rising unemployment rates and economic decline within Australian society. It presents an analysis of the salary and employment status of college graduates over time, revealing that types of graduates with initially high levels of…
Descriptors: College Role, Course Selection (Students), Education Work Relationship, Educational Demand