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Robyn Henderson; Sazan M. Mandalawi – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2024
Global education is often framed in terms of standardised testing that makes comparisons across nations. This is particularly evident with international measures like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which tests 15-year-olds in member countries. Images on the PISA website provide representations of education that seem to…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Refugees, Immigrants, Access to Education
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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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Paulgaard, Gry; Saus, Merete – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2023
The authors of this paper share a common background from the Northern Norway region, a rural county and the largest and least populated county of Norway. The region is characterised by high out-migration, lower educational levels, and higher drop-out rates from secondary education than in other regions of Norway. Limited educational provision…
Descriptors: Barriers, Rural Schools, Cultural Pluralism, Geographic Regions
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Anlimachie, Moses Ackah; Avoada, Cynthia; Amoako-Mensah, Thomas – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This case study of a Ghanaian rural school district uses a community-based participatory action research to engage with municipal officials, a rural community, and its local school participants to codesign culturally sustainable education strategies. The study triangulated community meeting discussion, interviews, field notes and document analysis…
Descriptors: School Districts, Rural Areas, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Arinaitwe, Gilbert; Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This paper provides a case study of teacher retention in rural Uganda focussing on the importance of rural experience and cultural connections. We argue that this study illustrates how rural parents and teachers reciprocally influence each other, and that homegrown and culturally-similar rural teachers bridge parents with the school both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Shortage, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Manning, Jaime; Cosby, Amy; Fogarty, Eloise; Harreveld, Bobby – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
The GPS Cows Module is a co-developed, Australian resource that aims to increase the knowledge and skills of high school students in emerging agricultural technologies. It aligns with many outcomes in the New South Wales (NSW) Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Syllabus, a compulsory subject for Stage 4 students (Years 7-8), that engages students in…
Descriptors: Teacher Workshops, Faculty Development, Agricultural Education, High School Teachers
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Yang, Liuning – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Across China, the household registration (hukou) policy has restricted the school admission of rural-urban migrant children in urban areas. In 2017, the Nanjing government issued the "Tenants Have the Same Right as Householders" (THSRH) policy to allow tenants in urban areas access to public-school resources. However, what the migrant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Migrant Children, School Choice
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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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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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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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Webb, Susan Christine; Knight, Elizabeth; Black, Rosalyn; Roy, Reshmi – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Geographically unequal distribution of opportunities for participation in post-school education particularly affects young people in rural and regional areas of Australia. This study contends that the perception of opportunities by young people from low socio-economic status backgrounds should be considered alongside the distribution of…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Educational Opportunities
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Gouwens, Judith A.; Henderson, Robyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This paper uses data from research projects that deliberately set out to tell positive stories about educators who were working with the children and families of migratory agricultural workers in the US. The aim underpinning these projects was to move beyond the deficit discourses and stories of blame that so often circulate, particularly in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Rural Areas, Agricultural Laborers, Teacher Attitudes
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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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O'Connor, Mike – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This article analyses the impact of three demographic factors on student attendance over a three-year population level statistical analysis of student attendance rates in Queensland (Australia) state secondary schools. Whole school attendance rates were mapped against the demographic factors of schools' Index of Community Socio-Educational…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Attendance Patterns, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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