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Bangarr, Michelle – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Over recent years a lot of attention has been given to education for First Nations students living in remote communities. The quest for improved outcomes, better attendance, retention and year 12 completions disguises other perhaps more important issues. During the 1970s and 1980s the homeland movement 'return to Country' created opportunities for…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Outcomes of Education, Attendance, Educational Improvement
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Wallin, Dawn C.; Scribe, Christopher – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This paper stories the creation of the Wahkohtowin teacher preparation model on Treaty 6 territory in Saskatchewan, Canada. The model was created out of an educational partnership that responded to the teachings of Nehiyaw (Cree) Indigenous Elders. We describe the theoretical framework of this Professional Development School (PDS) teacher…
Descriptors: Decolonization, Teacher Education, Rural Schools, Urban Schools
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Claudi, Alessio – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Often in the past, historians tended to study and write mainly about key figures, such as rulers or very famous people. However, in recent decades, historians have started to focus on local figures who had a role in their community. This paper narrates the life of one of those characters, an interesting individual who led a varied and interesting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biographies, Educational History, Educational Theories
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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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