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Robyn Henderson; Sazan M. Mandalawi – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2024
Global education is often framed in terms of standardised testing that makes comparisons across nations. This is particularly evident with international measures like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which tests 15-year-olds in member countries. Images on the PISA website provide representations of education that seem to…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Refugees, Immigrants, Access to Education
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Manning, Jaime; Cosby, Amy; Fogarty, Eloise; Harreveld, Bobby – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
The GPS Cows Module is a co-developed, Australian resource that aims to increase the knowledge and skills of high school students in emerging agricultural technologies. It aligns with many outcomes in the New South Wales (NSW) Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Syllabus, a compulsory subject for Stage 4 students (Years 7-8), that engages students in…
Descriptors: Teacher Workshops, Faculty Development, Agricultural Education, High School Teachers
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Werler, Tobias; Foldnes, Vibeke; Berg-Brekkhus, Åshild; Færevaag, Margaret Kleppstad – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Norwegian rural schools experience difficulties establishing teacher-researcher collaboration. It is well documented that these schools are described as needing urban development approaches. This study aims to understand if collaborative inquiry can function as a joint learning arena for the development of teachers' and researchers' capacity.…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Educational Researchers, Rural Urban Differences, Foreign Countries
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Maina, Faith; Smit, Julie; Serwadda, Abdul – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
The research experience for teachers (RET) professional development was a six-week long summer-intensive National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project that took place at a large university in western Texas. It was designed to provide a research-rich learning environment in data science and cybersecurity for STEM teachers in the region, which is…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Summer Programs, STEM Education, Rural Schools
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Macdonald, Libby; Gallagher, Emma; Beamish, Wendi; Robinson, Ainslie; Taylor, Annalise – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
The experiences of regional and rural teachers supporting students on the autism spectrum in their classrooms often differ from those of their metropolitan counterparts. Interventions designed for metropolitan settings may not work the same way in regional and rural classrooms, and teachers outside major centres may encounter challenges in…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Bui, Vinh; Woolcott, Geoff; Peddell, Lewes; Yeigh, Tony; Lynch, David; Ellis, David; Markopoulos, Christos; Willis, Royce; Samojlowicz, Darius – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
This article outlines the rationale for, and development of an online support system (OSS) for teachers of mathematics in regional, rural and remote (RRR) Australia as part of an ongoing longitudinal project, "Regional Teachers of Mathematics Networks" (RTMN). The OSS is designed to assist development of interconnected collaborative…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Rural Areas, Longitudinal Studies
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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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Davies, James Robert; Halsey, John – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
The participation and performance of Indigenous students in Australia's schools is below that of other students and is a matter of national concern. Evidence suggests that the impact on student learning of school principals' leadership is significant. What then, can school principals do to improve schooling outcomes for Indigenous students?…
Descriptors: Principals, Rural Schools, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
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Lowe, Kevin; Bub-Connor, Helen; Ball, Rick – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This is a co-constructed narrative between both Marie, an early career teacher, Stephen an artist and colleague in the school's creative arts faculty and Colin, an Aboriginal teacher and researcher. They met throughout 2012 and discussed issues that related to their discursive interactions that occurred in this small rural school between its…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers, Artists
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Hardwick-Franco, Kathryn Gay – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Schools in rural South Australia are remote from opportunities for students and teachers to engage in music learning and professional development. This aim of this research project was to investigate the degree to which partnerships between rural schools and non-government organisations (NGOs) can be effective and meet this need. Anderson and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Music Education, Partnerships in Education
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Downes, Natalie; Roberts, Philip – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
The staffing of rural, remote and isolated schools remains a significant issue of concern in Australian education. In this paper we provide a comprehensive account of the Australian research related to the staffing of rural schools post 2004. The review identifies the overarching themes of the opportunities and challenges of staffing rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Persistence, Preservice Teacher Education
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Manwa, Lilian; Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace; Manwa, Lokadhia – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
The first year of teaching is the most formative period in a teacher's career. Support is therefore crucial if they are to develop the competencies, confidence and attitudes that will help keep them contented and effective in the classroom. One way of enhancing these aspects is through induction and mentoring. This will help ensure a firm…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Beginning Teachers
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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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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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