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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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Drummond, Aaron; Halsey, R. John – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
The journal "Education in Rural Australia" (now the "Australian and International Journal of Rural Education") has been in existence since 1991. During the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) period, the journal maintained a B ranking, indicating that it was a quality journal within a specialised field. With the abolishment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citation Indexes, Citation Analysis, Rural Education
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Drummond, Aaron; Palmer, Matthew A.; Halsey, R. John – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
We examined whether the presence of higher education facilities made regional towns more attractive as potential residences. Metropolitan undergraduate students reported that they were more willing to live in a regional town with (vs. without) a university. Importantly, this applied regardless of whether they intended to work or study at the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Facilities, Quality of Life, Regional Characteristics
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Drummond, Aaron; Halsey, R. John; Lawson, Mike; van Breda, Marja – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
The Bradley report (2008) recommended that there be an increase in the percentage of young Australian's completing a university degree, with a subsequent target set by the Australian Federal Government to 40% of 25-34 years olds holding a first degree by 2025. As students who transition to university following completion of high school in…
Descriptors: Identification, Pilot Projects, Vocational Education, Rural Areas
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Drummond, Aaron – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
In 2008 it was agreed by the Australian Education Ministers that a national curriculum be implemented with the rationale that it would help to ensure high quality education for all young Australians (ACARA, 2012b). One reason for the shift to a standardised national curriculum is so that "School and curriculum authorities can collaborate to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries