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Andréa Jaggi; Kevin Guyurruyurru Rogers; Helen Gabibi Rogers; Annette Yulumburruja Daniels; Emilie Ens; Sue Pinckham – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2024
Australian Indigenous student participation rates in higher education are consistently lower than non-Indigenous students, especially in remote contexts. This has manifested in the usurpation of remote Aboriginal community control by 'more qualified' external staff. Here we present a reflexive assessment of the development, delivery, outcomes and…
Descriptors: Student Participation, College Students, Indigenous Populations, Rural Areas
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Blandina Daniel Mazzuki; Sarah Vicent Chiwamba – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2024
This qualitative study examines preparation of pre-service teachers for altering rural teaching through transformative curriculum and pedagogy. The study gathered the perspectives of 45 participants belonging to two universities in Tanzania, namely University of Dar es Salaam (Dar es Salaam University College of Education) and Sokoine University…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Dollinger, Mollie; Taylor, Darci; Piskiewicz, Lea – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2023
A persistent issue in Australia, and globally, is how to improve participation rates in higher education for students from regional and rural areas. In this paper, we tackle this challenge by exploring the idea of a Community Embedded University (CEU). We draw on empirical data from three participatory co-design workshops with university students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Rural Areas, College Students
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Thiele, Catherine; Casey, Joanne; Simon, Susan; Dole, Shelley – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2023
Attracting high quality teachers to regional, rural, and remote locations has been an issue for school communities in Australia. Research has illustrated that innovative initiatives and experiences can change pre-service teachers' attitudes, perspectives and perceptions about regional, rural and remote schools. What is less understood is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Place Based Education, Rural Education, Preservice Teachers
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Keith McNaught; Colette Rhoding – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2023
Understanding the rural intentions of medical students has the potential to improve the effective allocation of rural clinical placements, the demand for which regularly exceeds availability. Longitudinal studies on students' rural intentions have been published but a refined understanding of the spectrum of intentions is absent in the literature.…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Intention, Rural Education
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Anthony Abiodun Eniola; Zhaxat Kenzhin; Menslu Sultanova – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2023
This study sought to determine whether students' perceptions of health, security, and environmental risks influence student enrolment at private universities in rural areas of Nigeria, as well as whether security risks mediate the correlations between the variables in the study. The research utilised multistage sampling approaches to ascertain and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Risk Management, Rural Schools
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McNaught, Keith; Rhoding, Colette – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Recruiting and retaining professionals such as doctors, allied health professionals, and teachers to rural communities has been a significant issue in Australia for decades. Research has established that a successful rural clinical placement, delivered in a rural setting, can significantly influence a graduate's work location choices. However,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Rural Areas, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Foreign Countries
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Gao, Catherine Yuan; Dollinger, Mollie; D'Angelo, Belinda; Harvey, Andrew – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Australian higher education participation continues to expand, yet in unequal ways. Regional, rural, and remote (RRR) student participation is stubbornly stalled, despite sustained research and policy initiatives to support these cohorts. To address this complex issue, we interviewed 10 RRR principals in Queensland and Victoria to explore specific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Rural Schools, Rural Areas
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Versland, Tena M.; Schmitt-Wilson, Sarah; Downey, Jayne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This study reports the findings from a survey of 201 recent teacher education graduates from a university in the north-western United States of America regarding the factors that influenced their decision to take a teaching position in a rural or urban community following graduation. Results indicate that an in-depth rural practicum experience,…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Interpersonal Relationship, Field Experience Programs, College Graduates
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Stone, Cathy; King, Sharron; Ronan, Chris – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Across Australia, students at regional, rural and remote high schools are considerably less likely to go to university than their metropolitan counterparts. One of the ways in which universities try to help to bridge this gap is to organise visits to such schools, with the purpose of familiarising students with the idea of university and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High School Students, Outreach Programs, Foreign Countries
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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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Maina, Faith; Smit, Julie; Serwadda, Abdul – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
The research experience for teachers (RET) professional development was a six-week long summer-intensive National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project that took place at a large university in western Texas. It was designed to provide a research-rich learning environment in data science and cybersecurity for STEM teachers in the region, which is…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Summer Programs, STEM Education, Rural Schools
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Lasselle, Laurence – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This paper addresses educational inequality of access to higher education for Scottish rural communities. Inequality results from the sole use of a national socio-economic index in order to meet a key milestone for higher education goal. I show (1) how the use of this index can have adverse effects on these communities and (2) how contextual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Bennett, Dawn; Knight, Elizabeth; Koshy, Paul; Li, Ian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Insufficient access to specialised career development within many rural, regional and remote (RRR) areas contributes to persistent differences in the higher education participation rates of young people from these areas. This paper reports on research conducted with 4,993 students at a university in Western Australia who self-assessed their…
Descriptors: Differences, Regional Characteristics, Employment Potential, Career Development
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Hudson, Sue; Young, Kenneth; Thiele, Catherine; Hudson, Peter – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Preparing teachers for rural and remote (RR) schools in Australia appears to be an ongoing issue with many schools continuing to experience staff shortages. This research aimed to understand preservice teachers' (n=23) perceptions of their readiness for teaching in RR schools within four theoretical constructs, namely: self, classroom, school, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers
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