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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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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