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Bradley, Donna; Bourke, Lisa; Cosgrave, Catherine – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Introduction: Australia's rural health services commonly face serious and protracted workforce shortages. To help address such shortages in rural and remote areas, a range of programs exist to support university students to undertake placements in a rural setting. In particular, University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH's) are funded to support…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Allied Health Occupations Education, Rural Areas, Student Placement
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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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Herbert, Alice – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Education policies are enacted differently according to school contexts and geographies. This is particularly the case in large countries such as Australia where context and geographies for schooling differ greatly. Within regional, rural and remote Australia, schools are witnessing a trend in geographic disadvantage in that as distance from urban…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Geographic Isolation, Educational Policy
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Astill, Sandra; Zournazis, Helen; Marlow, Annette – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Health professionals require specific knowledge and a broad range of skills and attributes to work and reside in rural environments. It is important students are offered the opportunity to undertake a rural professional experience placement (PEP) to ensure they develop a breadth of understanding of healthcare practice with opportunities to apply…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Work Experience Programs, Allied Health Occupations Education, Rural Areas
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Benveniste, Tessa; Van Beek, Alexandra; McCalman, Janya; Langham, Erika; Bainbridge, Roxanne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Internationally, schools have recognised the need for supporting and improving the resilience of students, particularly those facing a multiplicity of challenges. However, social and emotional learning programmes, including those aimed at enhancing resilience, are often not evaluated thoroughly nor detail process and economic evaluations. This…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Resilience (Psychology), Intervention, Indigenous Populations
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Suleman, Anita; Chigeza, Philemon – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This paper reports on a participatory action research study that investigated the life circumstance associated with first-year education students who displayed limited participation with their study activities within a regional university. The life circumstance presented in this paper include first in family, age, socio-economic status, living…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Participation, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Stone, Cathy; Freeman, Elizabeth; Dyment, Janet; Muir, Tracey; Milthorpe, Naomi – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Online study is generally associated with the terms "flexible" and "flexibility." Many students choose to study online specifically for the flexibility that is offered, hoping they can combine their studies with multiple other responsibilities in their lives. For students living in regional and rural areas, such flexibility can…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Flexible Scheduling, Equal Education, Educational Experience
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Park, Jessie; Caltabiano, Nerina J.; Hajhashemi, Karim – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Despite the amount of information known about how people engage in offline social interactions, there is limited knowledge regarding how such interactions express themselves in the online environment. For social interactions to be consistently harmonious, a level of interpersonal competence and self-efficacy are required. The study aims to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Interpersonal Competence, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Hudson, Suzanne Margaret; Hudson, Peter Brian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Attracting and retaining teachers in regional, rural and remote (RRR) communities has long been highlighted as problematic in Australia. With predicted growth in classrooms across the nation, it is expected that there will be increased teacher shortages in RRR communities. Specific, contextual preparation for teaching has been advocated for…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Recruitment, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education Programs
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Ratcliffe, Ruth; Boughton, Bob – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This article draws on work with communities in the rural and remote towns of Brewarrina, Wilcannia and Enngonia, New South Wales (NSW) to explore the relationship between low adult literacy levels and the continuing alienation of Aboriginal communities from educational decision making. Building on the analysis of community-school relations…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, Rural Areas
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Rutherford, Katrina; McCalman, Janya; Bainbridge, Roxanne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
School completion has been hailed by many as the 'holy grail' of Indigenous education, and 42% remote-living Indigenous students now attain year 12 completion each year. But for a range of complex reasons, only 60% of these graduates translate this achievement into further engagement in study, training or employment. This systematic literature…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, High School Graduates, Rural Schools, Rural Areas
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van Gelderen, Ben; Guthadjaka, Kathy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
In the review of rural, regional and remote education in Australia, Halsey briefly reflected on the old conundrum of how traditional Indigenous culture and 'western' knowledge (as represented in mainstream curriculum) might be integrated in remote schooling contexts. The recommendation supplied was for 'greater opportunity in the curriculum for…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Rural Areas, Indigenous Populations, Western Civilization
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Devlin, Marcia; McKay, Jade – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This paper reports on the findings from an Australian study exploring how best to facilitate the success of students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds who are studying at regional universities. Interviews with 69 successful regional students from low SES backgrounds, and 26 staff identified as experts in supporting these students,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Low Income, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Davies, James Robert; Halsey, John – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
The participation and performance of Indigenous students in Australia's schools is below that of other students and is a matter of national concern. Evidence suggests that the impact on student learning of school principals' leadership is significant. What then, can school principals do to improve schooling outcomes for Indigenous students?…
Descriptors: Principals, Rural Schools, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
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Oliver, Rhonda; Exell, Mike – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Aboriginal school students, especially those living in rural and remote areas, continue to achieve below the national standard in oral language, literacy and numeracy. On leaving school their unemployment rate is three times that of non-Aboriginal people. At the same time we know academic and career success is closely tied to one's self-identity.…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Indigenous Populations, Rural Population, Geographic Isolation
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