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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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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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Serow, Penelope; Taylor, Neil; Sullivan, Terence; Tarrant, Jodana; Burnett, Greg; Smardon, Dianne; Angell, Emily – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
Rural education thrives on building teaching capacity and mentoring from within communities. Whilst isolated and remote areas have the potential to participate in online teacher education, strategic and effective delivery requires a targeted analysis of the characteristics of the learners, the motivations that drive them, and day-to-day…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mentors, Geographic Isolation, Rural Areas
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Reyes, Vicente, Jr. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
From 2005 to 2011, AusAID and the Philippine government launched Strengthening the Implementation of Visayas Education (Project STRIVE) to improve access and quality of education in rural Philippines. Using data from all participating schools (N=308) one question is raised: How successful was the international partnership in implementing education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, International Programs, Access to Education
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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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Nagy, Judy; Robinson, Susan R. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
The massification and globalization of higher education, combined with the widespread adoption of processes underpinning accreditation and quality control of university programs, have tended to result in learning contexts that are increasingly narrowly conceived and tightly controlled. Underlying many quality control measures is a "one size…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Quality Control, Rural Education
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Reading, Chris; Auh, Myung-Sook; Pegg, John; Cybula, Peter – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
The need for Australian school students to develop a strong understanding of Asian culture has been recognised in the cross-curriculum priority, "Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia," of the Australian Curriculum. School students in rural and remote Australia have limited opportunities to engage with Asians and learn about their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Videoconferencing, Asian Culture
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Drummond, Aaron; Halsey, R. John – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
The journal "Education in Rural Australia" (now the "Australian and International Journal of Rural Education") has been in existence since 1991. During the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) period, the journal maintained a B ranking, indicating that it was a quality journal within a specialised field. With the abolishment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citation Indexes, Citation Analysis, Rural Education
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Yektiningtyas-Modouw, Wigati; Karna, Sri R. W. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Rural and remote Papua and West Papua are among the most important regions for Indonesia to achieve the second MDG on primary education with equity. Both provinces have gross, net enrolment and literacy rates which barely touch the national averages. Given the distinct political, socio-cultural, and geographical aspects of Papua and West Papua…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Rural Areas, Illiteracy, Indigenous Populations
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Lyons, Terry; Quinn, Frances – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This paper reports findings from an Australian survey of Year 10 students (N=3759) indicating that those in small rural and remote areas tend to enjoy school science significantly less than their peers in larger towns and cities (Lyons & Quinn, 2010). The study also found that rural and remote students were less inclined than those in other…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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Drummond, Aaron – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
In 2008 it was agreed by the Australian Education Ministers that a national curriculum be implemented with the rationale that it would help to ensure high quality education for all young Australians (ACARA, 2012b). One reason for the shift to a standardised national curriculum is so that "School and curriculum authorities can collaborate to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries