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Hogarth, Melitta Dorn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
The underrepresentation of Indigenous teachers within Australian schools was made evident in the most recent More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI) project (Johnson, Cherednichenko, & Rose, 2016). The shortfall of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers had been initially identified back in 1975 with…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Role, Rural Schools
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Lobb, Richard – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
The Department of Education initiated a pilot of the Rural and Remote Training Schools project in 2011 to promote rural and remote teaching to university students. The program is a key component of the Department's broader attraction and retention strategy and targets the Pilbara, Kimberley, Midwest and Goldfields regions; areas that are deemed to…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, College Students
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Bannister, Barbara; Cornish, Linley; Bannister-Tyrrell, Michelle; Gregory, Sue – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Gifted students have been provided the opportunity to study three core subjects through an academically selective virtual high school in western NSW, Australia. At the same time they continue to attend their local public high school for their other subjects. This article presents the mechanisms that have provided this opportunity, and describes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Academically Gifted
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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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Whannell, Robert; Tobias, Stephen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
There has been a steady decline in the number of secondary and tertiary students studying mathematics and science. Rural schools also report a shortage of qualified teachers in these disciplines. This paper describes the steps taken at the University of New England (UNE) to improve the provision of mathematics and science education (MS) in rural…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, College Science
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Jenkins, Kathy; Cornish, Linley – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Pre-service teachers need to be prepared to teach in both rural and urban contexts. Preparation to teach multi-grade classes in rural schools is excellent preparation for teaching any class, including urban single-grade classes. Based on our previous research and experience, we designed a unit to prepare our pre-service teachers for the issues…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Rural Schools, Teacher Competencies
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Capeness, Ros – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Exposure to the various presentations and discussions on that workshop day in 2014 highlighted the largely uncritical way in which I had previously understood the complexity of rurality and its educational and social implications. This suite of papers makes a valuable contribution to better understanding the issues confronting the current state of…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies
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Thomas, Kym; Ellis, Bronwyn; Kirkham, Renae; Parry, Louka – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
The lower rates of participation in higher education of people from remote areas, together with the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education, make it less likely that students from remote Indigenous communities will aspire to attend university. Educators and community must develop working…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Rural Areas, Indigenous Populations, Academic Aspiration
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Lynch, Timothy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to advocate the resource package for producing quality graduates to work in rural, regional and remote Australia (TERRR Network), using a global perspective. This paper argues that the resource package achieves more than the objectives of the original project; "Developing Strategies at the Pre-service Level to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Rural Education, Global Approach
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Lynch, Timothy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to share how sport was used to build relationships between Monash University (Gippsland campus) pre-service education and six rural primary schools during semester one, 2012. Not only was sport used to build partnerships but also to deliver quality Health and Physical Education lessons, offering children sporting…
Descriptors: Athletics, Institutional Cooperation, College School Cooperation, Rural Schools
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Boylan, Colin – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
The paper explores the role of the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) and the challenges it has faced as the primary voice for Australian rural educators. The paper charts the origins of SPERA, and the contributions of key people involved in its foundation. The paper then examines the advocacy and impact of SPERA…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Role, Organizations (Groups)
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Richards, Shirley – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
For more than a decade, it has become more of a challenge to both attract and retain quality pre-service teachers to both rural and remote locations within Australia. Many pre-service teachers are reluctant to leave a preferred metropolitan location to undertake a rural or remote professional experience and often have negative views concerning…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Employment, Rural Areas
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Lynch, Timothy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Monash University (Gippsland campus) is situated in Churchill, Latrobe Valley, located in central Gippsland, eastern Victoria. A large percentage of the Gippsland region comprises of a socio-economically disadvantaged population (Figure 1). In Semester One, 2011 as part of the Bachelor of Primary Education course at Monash, it was decided that a…
Descriptors: Safety, Safety Education, Elementary School Teachers, Aquatic Sports
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Miller, Judith; Puglisi, Lauren; Perry, Janine – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Inactivity has been linked to a range of lifestyle conditions such as hypertension, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease (World Health Organisation, 2009). Engagement in physical activity and in sport has been consistently reported to decline as the general population ages (Telama et al., 2005). In particular, the age of adolescence has…
Descriptors: Females, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Adolescents
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Brady, Tony – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This paper examines the Rural Schools of Queensland. Starting with Nambour in 1917, the scheme incorporated thirty schools, and operated for over forty years. The rhetoric of the day was that boys and girls from the senior classes of primary school would be provided with elementary instruction of a practical character. In reality, the subjects…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Educational History
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