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Jacobs, Lynette; Stals, Ernst L. P.; Leroy, Lieve – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
International literacy tests, such as PIRLS show that South African primary school learners compare negatively with their peers in other parts of the world. Added to this, learners in rural schools in the country perform significantly worse than their peers who attend schools in urban areas, with the former learners also having other challenges,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Rural Areas, Libraries
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Molosiwa, Annah; Boikhutso, Keene – Africa Education Review, 2016
Conventional wisdom sees education as a primary vehicle through which all people can graduate out of poverty. Education as an instrument of societal change is capable of facilitating a wide range of human rights. However, in many developing countries the education gap seems to be growing within schools in urban, rural and remote areas. The key…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Quality, Access to Education, Participation
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Tsujita, Yuko – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
This paper examines the factors that prevent slum children aged 5-14 from gaining access to schooling in light of the worsening urban poverty and sizable increase in rural-to-urban migration. Bias against social disadvantage in terms of gender and caste is not clearly manifested in schooling, while migrated children are less likely to attend…
Descriptors: Admission (School), Elementary Education, Migrants, Foreign Countries
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Siddiqui, Nadia – Educational Studies, 2017
The distribution of children in different school-types and regions in Pakistan suggests that access and opportunities in education are not evenly accessible for many children. Segregation at school level is an important concern for equity and social justice because the adverse effects of segregation increase the pre-existing gap in opportunities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Influences, Disadvantaged Youth, Public Schools
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Zhou, Huiquan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
Due to imbalanced social and economic development, education in poverty-stricken rural areas in China is lagging behind that of urban areas. The current study explores the role of the nonprofit organizations (NPOs) involved in rural compulsory education promotion. Results show that the NPOs are providing a variety of programs to promote rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Urban Areas, Compulsory Education
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Klocko, Barbara; Justis, Riley J. – Rural Educator, 2019
As stress impacts the organization and operations of a school, leader stressors may be determined by the setting, years of experience of the leader, and the greater educational landscape in which the principal must lead. The researchers sought to differentiate between the perceived stress and joy of urban and rural school principals. Findings…
Descriptors: Principals, Rural Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Stress Variables
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Sutton, Joe P.; Bausmith, Shirley C.; O'Connor, Dava M.; Pae, Holly A.; Payne, John R. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2014
Rural education has a legacy of unique challenges, with highest priority needs in the South. Chief among these challenges are the conditions of poverty associated with many rural districts and the education of students with disabilities. Compared with their urban and suburban counterparts, rural teachers experience higher rates of turnover, and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Rural Schools, Capacity Building, Program Effectiveness
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Lamm, Kevan W.; Powell, Alyssa N.; Holt, Jessica; Borron, Abigail; Atkins, D. Keith – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Rural stress is the physiological reaction brought upon by internal and socioeconomic stressors characteristic of rural residents. This type of stress is exacerbated by the complex issues facing rural populations and serves to inhibit the growth of vibrant, resilient communities. The current study sought to construct and validate an instrument…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Stress Variables, Rural Extension, Physiology
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Peterson, Lars E.; Litaker, David G. – Journal of Rural Health, 2010
Context: Regional poverty is associated with reduced access to health care. Whether this relationship is equally strong in both rural and urban settings or is affected by the contextual and individual-level characteristics that distinguish these areas, is unclear. Purpose: Compare the association between regional poverty with self-reported unmet…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Individual Characteristics, Poverty, Access to Health Care
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Kluttz, Jenalee – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Cambodia has experienced rapid economic growth in the last two decades, improving living standards and diminishing poverty. Unfortunately, it has failed to do so evenly. Growth within the country has widened the gap between rich and poor and exacerbated the rural/urban divide. This inequality is mirrored in the school system. Inequality within the…
Descriptors: Child Labor, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education
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Ebersöhn, Liesel – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
In this article, I hope to provide some novel insights into teacher resilience and poverty on the basis of ten-year long-term ethnographic participatory reflection and action data obtained from teachers (n?=?87) in rural (n?=?6) and urban (n?=?8) schools (n?=?14, high schools?=?4, primary schools?=?10) in three South African provinces. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Poverty, Ethnography
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Sicat, Lolita V.; David, Ma. Elena D. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This analytical study analyzed the performance in Basic Mathematics of the indigenous students, the Aeta students (Grade 6) of Sta. Juliana Elementary School, Capas, Tarlac, and the APC students of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Results were compared with regular students in rural, urban, private, and public schools to analyze indigenous students'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Indigenous Populations, Computation
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Glasgow, Nina; Brown, David L. – Journal of Rural Studies, 2012
This paper examines rural population ageing in the United States with a particular focus on the contrasting contexts in which older rural residents live. We compare the characteristics of the older population by rural versus urban residence, and explore challenges and opportunities associated with the ageing of rural baby boomers. The United…
Descriptors: Well Being, Rural Areas, Baby Boomers, Rural Development
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Prins, Esther; Kassab, Cathy – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2017
To support rural postsecondary students' college access and completion, researchers, policy makers, and educators need a more comprehensive understanding of their demographic characteristics and financial needs, especially compared to nonrural students. Previous rural-nonrural analyses have not disaggregated students by degree type (bachelor's,…
Descriptors: Rural Urban Differences, Rural Schools, Student Financial Aid, College Students
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Adlim, M-; Soewarno, S.; Ali, Hasbi; Ibrahim, Armia; Umar, Hasmunir; Ismail, Khairil; Gani, Usman A.; Hasan, Ishak; Yasin, Burhanuddin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This study explored learning competency based on the Indonesian National Examination focusing especially on chemistry performance and the circumstances of senior high school students and teachers in rural areas of Simeulue Island, Indonesia. The National Examination total score and chemistry score for students in rural areas were consistently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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