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van Rensburg, Henriette; Noble, Karen; McIlveen, Peter – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Education is seen as a vehicle for supporting sustainability in rural and regional contexts, but attracting and retaining teachers in rural and regional contexts remains an area of concern across Australia as well as internationally. Therefore attracting teachers to rural and remote locations requires targeted intervention during pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Intention, Geographic Isolation, Teacher Education Programs
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Henderson, Robyn; Noble, Karen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
In Australian faculties of education, retention and progression issues are paramount within the current neo-liberal climate which emphasises student degree completions. This is particularly the case in regional universities, where many students--often the first in their families to attend university--are from rural, regional and low socio-economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regional Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Discourse Analysis
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Henderson, Robyn; Noble, Karen; Cross, Kathleen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This paper describes a strategy, designed by a faculty of education in a regional Australian university, to induct pre-service educators into the education profession. It then focuses on one component of the strategy, an initiative called Education Commons. This initiative uses a model of critical reflection to engage pre-service educators in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Strategies