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Annette Morphett; Lisa O'Keeffe; Kathryn Paige – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2024
This paper reports on the development and use of a "Blueprint for Rural Mathematics" (herein referred to as the "Blueprint") in a study of middle-primary mathematics teaching. The study presented a counter-narrative to the deficit discourse around rural education outcomes through an emic perspective of middle-primary…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Mathematics Education, Educational Environment, Self Concept
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Dominik Dvorák; Silvie Rita Kucerová; Ladislav Zilcher; Zdenek Svoboda – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2024
Current policies in education that support school choice can be a threat but also an opportunity for rural schools that are often at risk of closure or amalgamation/consolidation. Studies from Western Europe found two types of schools using the 'capitals' of the rural environment in different ways: 'community' and 'magnet' schools. Our…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Rural Areas
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Nomazulu Ngozwana; Amohelang Machobane; Thulani Chauke; Maphuthi Lepholletse – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2024
The importance of parental involvement in children's education cannot be overemphasized. This study aimed to explore the role that parents play in the education of their children in the Giyani Municipality, Limpopo Province South Africa. The study followed Epstein's model of school-parent-community partnerships to understand the participation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Rinehart, Kerry Earl – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Judgements of the work of school principals may be formal through an appraisal process or informal from students, teachers, parents, and members of the community in which the school operates. This article focuses on New Zealand rural primary school principals' experiences of informal expectations--and judgements about whether they meet these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Rural Schools, Expectation
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O'Dea, Molly Rose; Cosby, Amy; Manning, Jaime; McDonald, Nicole; Harreveld, Bobby – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This paper aims to identify and synthesise research related to industry perspectives of industry school partnerships (ISPs) with primary and secondary students globally. A systematic review of ISP studies published between 2001 and 2021 that included industry perspectives was undertaken in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Ebejer, Saskia; Facchin, Jaimey; Gowen, Adam – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This case study centres on projects instigated by the University of Wollongong's Batemans Bay campus which engaged other community entities in collaboration to produce a cultural and educational resource in book form. These projects occurred between 2017 and 2019 with more planned for the future. While this work is not a how-to guide, the analysis…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Place Based Education, Foreign Countries, Books
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Birnie, Ingeborg – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Gaelic is a minoritised indigenous language of Scotland, with its traditional heartland in the rural north-west of the country. The education system, and in particular Gaelic Medium Education (GME), has been recognised as an important strand of the language maintenance and support initiatives. The provision of GME has grown significantly since its…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Second Language Learning, Elementary School Students, Indo European Languages
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Duncan, Heather; Smith, Jeff; Bachewich, Laurie – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
"Mino-Pimaatisiwin" is an Ojibwe term for life in the fullest, healthiest sense. Grounded in anticolonial theory, this case study explores the impact of infusing Indigenous perspectives into an elementary school curriculum on students, school staff, parents, and community. With a focus on building self-esteem and cultural connectedness…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Elementary Education, Self Esteem
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Wynhoff Olsen, Allison; Fassbender, William; Long, Danette; Olsen, Kristofer – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This paper examines how English teachers experience and articulate a rural sense of belonging (RSOB) while teaching and living in rural communities. Given that rurality is a social construct, teachers' inclusion in this study occurred through meeting nuanced rural criteria. RSOB is a relationship people have with rurality that helps English…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Sense of Community, English Instruction, Teaching Experience
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Werler, Tobias; Foldnes, Vibeke; Berg-Brekkhus, Åshild; Færevaag, Margaret Kleppstad – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Norwegian rural schools experience difficulties establishing teacher-researcher collaboration. It is well documented that these schools are described as needing urban development approaches. This study aims to understand if collaborative inquiry can function as a joint learning arena for the development of teachers' and researchers' capacity.…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Educational Researchers, Rural Urban Differences, Foreign Countries
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Skyhar, Candy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Through a single-case study design, the research study described in this article examined one rural Canadian school division's use of teacher-directed collaborative action research as a mediating tool for teacher learning within a professional development (PD) initiative known as the Numeracy Cohort. The PD initiative brought together a dozen K-12…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Collaboration, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Macdonald, Libby; Gallagher, Emma; Beamish, Wendi; Robinson, Ainslie; Taylor, Annalise – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
The experiences of regional and rural teachers supporting students on the autism spectrum in their classrooms often differ from those of their metropolitan counterparts. Interventions designed for metropolitan settings may not work the same way in regional and rural classrooms, and teachers outside major centres may encounter challenges in…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Zhang, Nini; Yu, Dongqing; Guo, Karen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Home-school cooperation in children's education is complex. It could be even more complex in rural contexts, due to the potential contributions of isolated location, insufficient resources, a lack of teachers' professional competence, parental absence or parents' limited understandings about education. A questionnaire survey was designed to…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Rural Schools, Kindergarten
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Brown, Brittany; Avitaia, Samantha; Austin, Kylie; Facchin, Jaimey – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
The University of Wollongong's (UOW) Outreach program was established in 2011. In 2017, through a National Priority Pool Grant, UOW piloted the regional and rural outreach program, "Rural In2Uni." The "Rural In2Uni" program enabled university students to "pay it forward" through a pedagogical model which places rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs, Rural Schools, Student Experience
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Jakubowski, Casey – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
For close to fifty years, rural and non-metro counties in New York State have suffered economic and demographic declines. This paper examines the impact of urban-normative educational reform efforts on one community, and the continued crisis emerging after the consolidated district closed the elementary school. Using Discourse Analysis, two sets…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Consolidated Schools, Educational Change, School Closing
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