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Lo, Pang Van; Welch, Neil – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This is a result of a pilot study undertaken to explore the key influences shaping the schooling and education of Thai ethnic students living in rural mountain villages in one of the poorest and least educated regions of Vietnam. This study used a qualitative multiple case study approach and gathered information using multiple semi-structured…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Well Being, Self Concept, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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Su, Xin; Harrison, Neil; Moloney, Robyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
The Inland Xinjiang Senior Secondary School Class Policy (Neidi Xinjiang Gaozhongban Zhengce, hereafter the Xinjiang Class Policy) was executed by China's Ministry of Education (MOE) in September 2000. It allows and funds middle school-aged students, mostly ethnic minorities from southern Xinjiang's impoverished rural and nomadic regions to attend…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boarding Schools, Well Being, Cultural Awareness
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Gill, Peter Edward – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Island studies have rarely focused on the role of small schools on offshore islands. Island schools are often impacted by the decisions of national, regional and local educational authorities, particularly in today's world where diseconomic and disbenefit arguments highlight the non-viability of small schools. Such schools are seen as unable to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Rural Education, Small Schools
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Stone, Alison; Walter, Maggie; Peacock, Huw – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
A quality education is a basic societal right. Yet for many Aboriginal students that right is not yet a reality. This paper focuses on the situation of Aboriginal/palawa school students in Tasmania and employs a quantitative methodology to examine the comparative educational achievements of Aboriginal school students. State level Grade 3, 5, 7 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students, Grade 3
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McCallum, Faye; Hazel, Sarah – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
Based on a sample of over 3000 primary and secondary school students located in regional and rural schools in Tasmania (Australia) this research had three aims: (1) to identify students' self-perceptions of schooling with a focus on high school completion (referred to as school retention); (2) to determine if gender, socio-economic factors, level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Watson, Jane; Wright, Suzie; Hay, Ian; Beswick, Kim; Allen, Jeanne; Cranston, Neil – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
Based on a sample of over 3000 primary and secondary school students located in regional and rural schools in Tasmania (Australia) this research had three aims: (1) to identify students' self-perceptions of schooling with a focus on high school completion (referred to as school retention); (2) to determine if gender, socio-economic factors, level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Student Attitudes, Graduation
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Ali, Paul; Anderson, Malcolm; McRae, Cosima; Ramsay, Ian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
In this paper we report the results of a survey of financial literacy levels among Australian secondary school students. While key issues concerning financial literacy among adolescents are fairly well known, and governments see the urgency of addressing low levels of such literacy among a vulnerable cohort, less is understood about the variation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Money Management, Adolescents
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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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Charteris, Jennifer – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Assessment for Learning (AfL) pedagogies can have a significant impact on student learning and achievement. This paper reports on data from a study of four teachers and 48 student participants within a regional high school. An inquiry approach to teacher professional learning is explored through an AfL lens, in particular, how teacher feedback for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Personal Autonomy, Feedback (Response), Curriculum Implementation
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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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O'Neill, Brian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
What makes a successful rural P-12 school? This paper will review the notions of a successful school and will challenge the dominant voice of quantitative data as the yardstick for such success. In doing so, this paper will focus on qualitative measures including those aspects which are ignored by the quantitative data. Reference will be made to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Success, School Effectiveness, Rural Schools
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Wilson, Sue; Lyons, Terry; Quinn, Frances – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Research on the achievement of rural and remote students in science and mathematics is located within a context of falling levels of participation in physical science and mathematics courses in Australian schools, and underrepresentation of rural students in higher education. International studies such as the Programme of International Student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Belcastro, Lauren; Boon, Helen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
The current "Education Revolution" in Australia has witnessed the shift to greater accountability in outcomes, transparency in practice, and comparable data at a national level. The National Assessment Program as endorsed by MYCEEDYA and implemented by ACARA, has come to encompass NAPLAN testing, which was quick to become a household…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Stakeholders, Motivation
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