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Bangarr, Michelle – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Over recent years a lot of attention has been given to education for First Nations students living in remote communities. The quest for improved outcomes, better attendance, retention and year 12 completions disguises other perhaps more important issues. During the 1970s and 1980s the homeland movement 'return to Country' created opportunities for…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Outcomes of Education, Attendance, Educational Improvement
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McLennan, Brad; Peel, Karen L.; Burnett, Elizabeth; Danaher, Patrick Alan – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Currently, an almost exclusively female workforce provides the government mandated adult supervision of Australian primary and secondary school students enrolled in distance education, including geographically isolated learners. These Remote Education Tutors (RETs) include unpaid family support providers and externally employed governesses and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Tutors, Rural Education
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McNaught, Keith; Rhoding, Colette – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Recruiting and retaining professionals such as doctors, allied health professionals, and teachers to rural communities has been a significant issue in Australia for decades. Research has established that a successful rural clinical placement, delivered in a rural setting, can significantly influence a graduate's work location choices. However,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Rural Areas, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Foreign Countries
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Gao, Catherine Yuan; Dollinger, Mollie; D'Angelo, Belinda; Harvey, Andrew – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Australian higher education participation continues to expand, yet in unequal ways. Regional, rural, and remote (RRR) student participation is stubbornly stalled, despite sustained research and policy initiatives to support these cohorts. To address this complex issue, we interviewed 10 RRR principals in Queensland and Victoria to explore specific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Rural Schools, Rural Areas
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Anlimachie, Moses Ackah; Avoada, Cynthia; Amoako-Mensah, Thomas – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This case study of a Ghanaian rural school district uses a community-based participatory action research to engage with municipal officials, a rural community, and its local school participants to codesign culturally sustainable education strategies. The study triangulated community meeting discussion, interviews, field notes and document analysis…
Descriptors: School Districts, Rural Areas, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Arinaitwe, Gilbert; Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This paper provides a case study of teacher retention in rural Uganda focussing on the importance of rural experience and cultural connections. We argue that this study illustrates how rural parents and teachers reciprocally influence each other, and that homegrown and culturally-similar rural teachers bridge parents with the school both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Shortage, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Ebejer, Saskia; Facchin, Jaimey; Gowen, Adam – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This case study centres on projects instigated by the University of Wollongong's Batemans Bay campus which engaged other community entities in collaboration to produce a cultural and educational resource in book form. These projects occurred between 2017 and 2019 with more planned for the future. While this work is not a how-to guide, the analysis…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Place Based Education, Foreign Countries, Books
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Williams, Heather; Williamson, Janet; Siebert, Carl – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
The rural setting is one that must be better understood because of the broader discussions of changing demographics, growing diversity, the need for economic development, and community engagement. Additional research is needed to understand the interconnection of rural spaces and teacher retention. The purpose of this study was to understand the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence, Rural Areas, Rural Education
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Moreno-Pinillos, Cristina – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
In contexts where social, political, and educational decisions are driven by globalisation, the sustainability and maintenance of rural communities at put at risk. Schools located in rural territories, through their educational practices in connection with the social and cultural context, can promote rootedness and favour sustainability. In this…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Correlation, Rural Areas, Cultural Context
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Kaka, Kaka; Rizk, Nadya; Miller, Judith – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Gross National Happiness (GNH) is a central policy, symbolic of Bhutan, which gave rise to Educating for GNH (EGNH). In Bhutan, the school Performance Management System is the sole instrument used by the Ministry of Education to evaluate the performance of schools. To test the utility of the Performance Management System in fulfilling the intended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Living Standards, Quality of Life
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Birnie, Ingeborg – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Gaelic is a minoritised indigenous language of Scotland, with its traditional heartland in the rural north-west of the country. The education system, and in particular Gaelic Medium Education (GME), has been recognised as an important strand of the language maintenance and support initiatives. The provision of GME has grown significantly since its…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Second Language Learning, Elementary School Students, Indo European Languages
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Wallin, Dawn; Tunison, Scott – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Canada's colonial relationship to First Peoples was predicated on the imposition of church-run residential schools, systemic racism, and chronic underfunding of education on reserve (Dart, 2019). As a result, the relationship between Indigenous learners, families and the school system is fraught with mistrust, scepticism regarding the purposes of…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Change, Classroom Environment
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Duncan, Heather; Smith, Jeff; Bachewich, Laurie – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
"Mino-Pimaatisiwin" is an Ojibwe term for life in the fullest, healthiest sense. Grounded in anticolonial theory, this case study explores the impact of infusing Indigenous perspectives into an elementary school curriculum on students, school staff, parents, and community. With a focus on building self-esteem and cultural connectedness…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Elementary Education, Self Esteem
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Wynhoff Olsen, Allison; Fassbender, William; Long, Danette; Olsen, Kristofer – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This paper examines how English teachers experience and articulate a rural sense of belonging (RSOB) while teaching and living in rural communities. Given that rurality is a social construct, teachers' inclusion in this study occurred through meeting nuanced rural criteria. RSOB is a relationship people have with rurality that helps English…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Sense of Community, English Instruction, Teaching Experience
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Wallin, Dawn C.; Scribe, Christopher – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This paper stories the creation of the Wahkohtowin teacher preparation model on Treaty 6 territory in Saskatchewan, Canada. The model was created out of an educational partnership that responded to the teachings of Nehiyaw (Cree) Indigenous Elders. We describe the theoretical framework of this Professional Development School (PDS) teacher…
Descriptors: Decolonization, Teacher Education, Rural Schools, Urban Schools
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