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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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Bolaji, Stephen Dele; Campbell-Evans, Glenda; Gray, Jan Rosemary – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This study examined the managerial structure of Universal Basic Education (UBE) policy embraced by the governments of African countries towards ensuring free, compulsory and uninterrupted access to 9-year formal education for every child of school-age by 2050. Previous studies on UBE policy implementation in Nigeria reported unequal educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Compulsory Education
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Walker, Lyndal Jane – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This paper discusses some of the findings of a phenomenological study completed in 2015, which focused on finding out the perceptions about secondary school from disengaged Indigenous youth from a community less than 20km from Darwin in the Northern Territory. The study was informed by aspects of the transformative paradigm and CRT as social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations, Secondary Education
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Vernon, Lynette; Watson, Stuart J.; Taggart, Andrew – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Young people in low socioeconomic (SES) regions, including regional and rural areas of Australia, aspire to attend university after high school at a comparable rate to young people in higher SES regions. However, without concrete opportunities to support and develop their aspirations, students in regional areas are unable to internalize the goals…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education, Academic Aspiration, Foreign Countries
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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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Li, Yiran – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
In China's latest school funding reform, the central government remarkably increases input in basic education. However, this fiscal re-centralisation of education provision is implemented through a highly decentralised administration structure and yet local governments have long been criticised by the public for their inefficiency and misconduct.…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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Clothey, Rebecca; Otkur, Arafat; Morrison, Jeaná – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
This paper examines how rural origin combines with ethnicity as a factor in higher education access among one ethnic group, the Uyghur, a Muslim minority who mostly reside in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. As one of China's 55 officially recognized minority groups, many of whom reside in rural areas, Uyghurs make an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Youth, Muslims, Minority Group Students
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Downes, Natalie – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
In 2017, SPERA [Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia] members and supporters were surveyed on their views of rural education. Forty-two participants responded to the online survey through targeted and snowball recruitment. Participants shared their opinions of the main issues in rural education, the challenges facing rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Quality
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Vichie, Krystle – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Equitable access and participation in higher education from regional youth is a major concern in Australia (National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE), 2015). Currently 0.9% of all university students in Australia come from a regional or remote area (NCSEHE, 2015). This statistic is alarming in the context of the ever-rising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Enrollment Trends
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Watson, Jane; Wright, Suzie; Beswick, Kim; Allen, Jeanne Maree; Hay, Ian; Cranston, Neil – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
School completion to the end of Year 12 in rural, regional, and disadvantaged communities is an acknowledged challenge in Australia and internationally. This research reports the beliefs of 86 rural and regional community leaders in the Australian state of Tasmania. A survey on issues associated with students' school completion was designed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Access to Education, High School Graduates
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Lasselle, Laurence – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper presents an exploratory analysis of young people's perceptions and attitudes towards their potential progression to higher education in rural areas of Scotland. These young people belonged to three state secondary schools whose catchment areas were mainly rural. All were in S5/Year 12 or S6/Year 13 and aged 16 years and over. They…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Rural Areas, Secondary School Students
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Abbott-Chapman, Joan; Johnston, Robbie; Jetson, Tim – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
The paper discusses qualitative findings from an in-depth study of the school choices of 65 parents living in rural and remote areas of Tasmania and their views about the need for their children to move out of the area to pursue education at secondary and post-secondary level. A constructivist analysis of open-ended survey questions and focus…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, School Choice, Rural Areas, Decision Making
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Smith, Caroline; Fraser, Sharon P.; Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
In spite of being relatively wealthy and resource-rich, a persistent narrative of the island state of Tasmania is the deficit framing of its regional and rural education where, under the placeless and mobile orientation of hypermodernity, the only serious option for success for its young is to leave their communities. This paper presents a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Barriers, Access to Education
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Olatunji, Oluwole Alfred; Ajayi, Stephen Oluwatoyin – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
World Bank's data indicate 70 per cent of the African population lives in rural areas. Additional evidence made available by the African Development Bank [Africa's own version of the World Bank] suggests 65 per cent of Africa's urban dwellers live in slums. This paper relies on these data to conceptualise Africa's global rurality and issues around…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Compulsory Education, Faculty Mobility
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Mulcahy, Dennis; Barbour, Michael K.; Lahiri, Minakshi – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
This paper reports on a naturalistic research project that was conducted in response to the educational concerns of the coastal rural communities of Labrador Straits. The research project investigated the current provision of education available to the children and the youth of these communities and found that due to declining population, changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Access to Education, Online Courses
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