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Guenther, John – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Across Australia, COVID-19 has certainly disrupted our lives. For many researchers it has caused us to push the pause button on our activities and rejig our timelines, our methods and our ethics approvals to suit the changed conditions. As an educational researcher in the Northern Territory, my plans between March and July 2020 were thrown out the…
Descriptors: Reflection, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries
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Guenther, John; Osborne, Sam – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
The term 'choice-less choice' in education arises from the ethical dilemma where parents are left with no option other than one they do not want to choose. In this article, we draw particularly from David Mander's (2012) use of the term, where he applied it to First Nations students from Western Australia. In Australia, choice-less choice applies…
Descriptors: School Choice, Boarding Schools, Rural Areas, Indigenous Populations
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Guenther, John; Halsey, John; Osborne, Sam – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Schools in Australia are sometimes described, categorised and defined by their locations. These statistical geographical categorisations help to determine how funding is allocated. They help to determine the types of teachers that are recruited, what kinds of teachers are attracted, how they much they are paid. Geographical categories can create…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, School Location, Classification, Web Sites
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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