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Halabi, Abdel K. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
The Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) recognises education as a lifelong process, and there is a need for continuing education and training to be available to rural communities. This paper examines the satisfaction levels of accounting continual professional development (CPD) when provided by a rural accounting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Professional Continuing Education, Accounting
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Thomas, Kym; Ellis, Bronwyn; Kirkham, Renae; Parry, Louka – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
The lower rates of participation in higher education of people from remote areas, together with the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education, make it less likely that students from remote Indigenous communities will aspire to attend university. Educators and community must develop working…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Rural Areas, Indigenous Populations, Academic Aspiration
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Cooper, M. G.; Williams, J.; Awidi, Isaiah – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
This paper reports a research project that was conducted in 2009 and 2010 to support new teachers in the areas of Design and Technology and Home Economics. As a result of a retraining program, teachers in these areas were posted to remote schools, and the concern was that the combined difficulties of a new teaching area and a remote location would…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Economics Education, Design, Rural Schools
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Lyons, Terry; Quinn, Frances – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
This paper reports findings from the Choosing Science study (Lyons & Quinn, 2010) indicating that Australian Year 10 students in small rural or remote areas tend to regard their science lessons as less relevant than do students in larger towns and cities. Specifically, those in small rural or remote schools were significantly more inclined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Rural Areas, Student Attitudes
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Lynch, Timothy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to advocate the resource package for producing quality graduates to work in rural, regional and remote Australia (TERRR Network), using a global perspective. This paper argues that the resource package achieves more than the objectives of the original project; "Developing Strategies at the Pre-service Level to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Rural Education, Global Approach
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McLean, Fiona M.; Dixon, Roselyn M.; Verenikina, Irina – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
Teachers in isolated schools are often under-resourced and overwhelmed with additional pressures. Teaching in an isolated community can sometimes challenge teachers' skills and knowledge, particularly when additional pressures such as behavioural issues associated with students with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) like behaviours are present.…
Descriptors: Geographic Isolation, Social Networks, Teacher Associations, Professional Development
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Abdillah, Ali – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
This paper describes the rural community participation within the context of an integrated early childhood development program initiated by the government of Indonesia in partnership with UNICEF and AusAID in Central Lombok (2008-2010). Based on purposive interviews with relevant stakeholders, as well as an analysis of past documents, researchers'…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions
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Furney, Ann-Marie; McDiarmid, Carole – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
This paper describes the development and implementation of the "xsel" program in Western NSW. The program supports identified high school students from regional, rural and remote communities to access the study of English, maths and science at an academically selective level. A program review was undertaken during 2012 using a structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, English Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Barter, Barbara – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
Given the present pace of educational globalization, educators--especially in rural schools--will benefit from an awareness of traditional knowledge as a significant contributor to sustainability. Many countries operate through a system whereby major decision making, especially in such areas as education and health, emanate from state levels of…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Participatory Research
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Halsey, R. John; Drummond, Aaron – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
Evidence suggests that there are significant difficulties associated with the attraction and retention of appropriately qualified, high quality teachers and educational leaders (e.g., principals) for rural, regional and remote locations in Australia. Further, educational leadership in these areas carries complex demands, and educational leaders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Teacher Motivation, Geographic Location
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Miller, Judith; Graham, Lorraine; Al-Awiwe, Azhar – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
Previous research related to this study explored early career female leaders' experiences in rural school settings, and probed the personal and professional challenges they faced and their motivations to accept formal and informal leadership roles ahead of the usual timeframes (e.g., Graham, Miller & Paterson, 2009). This study set out to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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James, Margaret – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
On entering school, rural Australian children from Indigenous backgrounds are thrown into an unfamiliar environment, linguistically and culturally, which sets them up for failure. The author, working closely with elders and community in Alice Springs, has drawn on her considerable experience in both Indigenous education and TESOL to address this…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Guenther, John; Bat, Melodie; Osborne, Sam – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
The discourse of remote education is often characterised by a rhetoric of disadvantage. This is reflected in statistics that on the surface seem unambiguous in their demonstration of poor outcomes for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. A range of data support this view, including National Assessment Program-Literacy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Outcomes of Education, Disadvantaged
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Cavanagh, Rob – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
This paper commences with a brief examination of non-metropolitan student engagement and participation in schooling. It then describes how student engagement in classroom learning was conceptualised utilising Flow Theory. The key elements in this conception were subsequently used to construct an interview schedule. The characteristics of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Student Participation, Learner Engagement
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Lynch, Timothy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to share how sport was used to build relationships between Monash University (Gippsland campus) pre-service education and six rural primary schools during semester one, 2012. Not only was sport used to build partnerships but also to deliver quality Health and Physical Education lessons, offering children sporting…
Descriptors: Athletics, Institutional Cooperation, College School Cooperation, Rural Schools
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