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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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Bolaji, Stephen Dele; Campbell-Evans, Glenda; Gray, Jan Rosemary – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This study examined the managerial structure of Universal Basic Education (UBE) policy embraced by the governments of African countries towards ensuring free, compulsory and uninterrupted access to 9-year formal education for every child of school-age by 2050. Previous studies on UBE policy implementation in Nigeria reported unequal educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Compulsory Education
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Hardwick-Franco, Kathryn Gay – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Schools in rural South Australia are remote from opportunities for students and teachers to engage in music learning and professional development. This aim of this research project was to investigate the degree to which partnerships between rural schools and non-government organisations (NGOs) can be effective and meet this need. Anderson and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Music Education, Partnerships in Education
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Yang, Bai – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
This paper presents the Sichuan case study: Badi Primary School, a semi-agro-pastoral town primary school in Danba County of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province. Section 1 introduces the context of the town and the school. This is done by analyzing discourses of education policy in the town and the school. Through this analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Sino Tibetan Languages, Language Usage
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Van Gelderen, Ben – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
"Growing Our Own" is an innovative and unique program for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in the remote Northern Territory. As a partnership between Catholic Education, Northern Territory (CENT) and Charles Darwin University (CDU), lecturers travel to remote Indigenous communities to deliver unit content to local 'Assistant Teachers'…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Indigenous Populations, Preservice Teacher Education, Geographic Isolation
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Reaburn, Robyn; Fraser, Sharon; Smith, Heidi; Roberts, Janine; Fielding-Wells, Jill; Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper provides initial evidence of the effectiveness of an educational program in a Tasmanian regional community that has experienced ongoing industrial restructuring. In response to these changes, community and civic leaders adopted a multifaceted strategic plan to address employment needs and opportunities. Part of this plan involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Program Effectiveness, Career Development
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Henderson, Robyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Seasonal farm workers play an important economic role through their contributions to annual harvests and the fact that they spend income in the community where they sojourn. However, research shows that farm workers and other temporary residents are often socially marginalised in rural communities and feel as though they are outsiders who do not…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Agricultural Laborers, Migrants, Foreign Countries
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Paredes-Labra, Joaquin; Tello, Inmaculado; Kachinovsky, Alicia – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
The aim of this study was to learn how the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program in rural schools of a Southern European country offers opportunities to children, helps parents to get information and creates links with families and neighbours. The methodology was qualitative, with deep interviews with teachers, principals, parents and students from…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Rural Education, Computer Uses in Education, Laptop Computers
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Johansson, Monica – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This article is based on an ethnographic case study and highlights the importance of spatial dimensions and spatial inequality as means of understanding the participation of a group of youths living in a sparsely populated rural area of Sweden. The analysis took as its starting point Doreen Massey's conceptualisation of place and space as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Secondary School Students, Student Participation
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Stone, Alison; Walter, Maggie; Peacock, Huw – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
A quality education is a basic societal right. Yet for many Aboriginal students that right is not yet a reality. This paper focuses on the situation of Aboriginal/palawa school students in Tasmania and employs a quantitative methodology to examine the comparative educational achievements of Aboriginal school students. State level Grade 3, 5, 7 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students, Grade 3
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Manwa, Lilian; Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace; Manwa, Lokadhia – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
The first year of teaching is the most formative period in a teacher's career. Support is therefore crucial if they are to develop the competencies, confidence and attitudes that will help keep them contented and effective in the classroom. One way of enhancing these aspects is through induction and mentoring. This will help ensure a firm…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Beginning Teachers
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McCallum, Faye; Hazel, Sarah – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
Based on a sample of over 3000 primary and secondary school students located in regional and rural schools in Tasmania (Australia) this research had three aims: (1) to identify students' self-perceptions of schooling with a focus on high school completion (referred to as school retention); (2) to determine if gender, socio-economic factors, level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Watson, Jane; Wright, Suzie; Hay, Ian; Beswick, Kim; Allen, Jeanne; Cranston, Neil – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
Based on a sample of over 3000 primary and secondary school students located in regional and rural schools in Tasmania (Australia) this research had three aims: (1) to identify students' self-perceptions of schooling with a focus on high school completion (referred to as school retention); (2) to determine if gender, socio-economic factors, level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Student Attitudes, Graduation
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Clary, Deidre; Feez, Susan; Garvey, Amanda; Partridge, Rebecca – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Overall, the educational achievement of rural and regional students is lower than that of students elsewhere. To address uneven student achievement, a regional NSW high school, in collaboration with the local university, adopted a whole school approach to literacy teaching and learning. The literacy pedagogy adopted by the school has been applied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Rural Education, Academic Achievement
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