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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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Miller, Judith; Haynes, John; Pennington, Jim – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Challenges and benefits arose when a rural school and a neighbouring university formed a partnership with the aim of improving the school's Health and Physical Education (HPE) program. The HPE programs were enhanced through two joint research projects. The first research project had two facets, including an evidence-based curriculum for Physical…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Physical Education, Health Education, Program Effectiveness
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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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Miller, Judith; Puglisi, Lauren; Perry, Janine – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Inactivity has been linked to a range of lifestyle conditions such as hypertension, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease (World Health Organisation, 2009). Engagement in physical activity and in sport has been consistently reported to decline as the general population ages (Telama et al., 2005). In particular, the age of adolescence has…
Descriptors: Females, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Adolescents