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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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Reaburn, Robyn; Fraser, Sharon; Smith, Heidi; Roberts, Janine; Fielding-Wells, Jill; Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper provides initial evidence of the effectiveness of an educational program in a Tasmanian regional community that has experienced ongoing industrial restructuring. In response to these changes, community and civic leaders adopted a multifaceted strategic plan to address employment needs and opportunities. Part of this plan involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Program Effectiveness, Career Development
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Sutton, Georgia; McLeod, Catriona; Fraser, Sharon; Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Educational attainment is widely recognised as a 'wicked' problem in Australia for which a range of interventions have been developed. The North West of Tasmania is a rural and regional community, which has been a focus for such interventions due to its relatively low rates of retention to Year 12 and low tertiary participation rates. This paper…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Rural Areas, Social Problems, School Holding Power
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Smith, Caroline; Fraser, Sharon P.; Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
In spite of being relatively wealthy and resource-rich, a persistent narrative of the island state of Tasmania is the deficit framing of its regional and rural education where, under the placeless and mobile orientation of hypermodernity, the only serious option for success for its young is to leave their communities. This paper presents a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Barriers, Access to Education
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Corbett, Michael; Fraser, Sharon; Reaburn, Robyn; Smith, Heidi; Roberts, Janine; Fielding-Wells, Jill – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper analyses a community-based educational program involving private and public sector partners instituted in a small city in northern Tasmania. The program represents part of a state-wide initiative to challenge the persistence of structural educational disadvantage and what is understood to be an entrenched "culture" that is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Attitudes, Expectation, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
In this piece I raise a number of rural education issues that I think might be productively engaged through a sociological lens. The paper has developed from notes on 'international trends in rural education' for a pre conference workshop of AARE in December of 2014. My general conclusion is that the field of rural education, at least as it exists…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Global Approach, Educational Trends