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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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Andréa Jaggi; Kevin Guyurruyurru Rogers; Helen Gabibi Rogers; Annette Yulumburruja Daniels; Emilie Ens; Sue Pinckham – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2024
Australian Indigenous student participation rates in higher education are consistently lower than non-Indigenous students, especially in remote contexts. This has manifested in the usurpation of remote Aboriginal community control by 'more qualified' external staff. Here we present a reflexive assessment of the development, delivery, outcomes and…
Descriptors: Student Participation, College Students, Indigenous Populations, Rural Areas
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Paulgaard, Gry; Saus, Merete – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2023
The authors of this paper share a common background from the Northern Norway region, a rural county and the largest and least populated county of Norway. The region is characterised by high out-migration, lower educational levels, and higher drop-out rates from secondary education than in other regions of Norway. Limited educational provision…
Descriptors: Barriers, Rural Schools, Cultural Pluralism, Geographic Regions
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Gao, Catherine Yuan; Dollinger, Mollie; D'Angelo, Belinda; Harvey, Andrew – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
Australian higher education participation continues to expand, yet in unequal ways. Regional, rural, and remote (RRR) student participation is stubbornly stalled, despite sustained research and policy initiatives to support these cohorts. To address this complex issue, we interviewed 10 RRR principals in Queensland and Victoria to explore specific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Rural Schools, Rural Areas
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Hasnat, Mahammad Abul; Greenwood, Janinka – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This paper, by a Bangladeshi and a New Zealander, brings together narrative inquiry studies of the leadership initiatives in two quite different rural schools, in Bangladesh and New Zealand respectively. The schools are in communities that might be considered as significantly underprivileged, and generationally alienated from education, within…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Place Based Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Capital
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Skyhar, Candy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Through a single-case study design, the research study described in this article examined one rural Canadian school division's use of teacher-directed collaborative action research as a mediating tool for teacher learning within a professional development (PD) initiative known as the Numeracy Cohort. The PD initiative brought together a dozen K-12…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Collaboration, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Hunter, Erin Kristeen; Reid, Jo-Anne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
A doctoral study of a program designed to provide access to secondary education for children from a remote Indigenous community was completed in 2014 (Hunter, 2015). This paper reflects on the ongoing commitment of members of this community to a partnership that uses interstate boarding schools as a means of educating their children. It reviews…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Boarding Schools
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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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Herbert, Alice – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Education policies are enacted differently according to school contexts and geographies. This is particularly the case in large countries such as Australia where context and geographies for schooling differ greatly. Within regional, rural and remote Australia, schools are witnessing a trend in geographic disadvantage in that as distance from urban…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Geographic Isolation, Educational Policy
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Benveniste, Tessa; Van Beek, Alexandra; McCalman, Janya; Langham, Erika; Bainbridge, Roxanne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Internationally, schools have recognised the need for supporting and improving the resilience of students, particularly those facing a multiplicity of challenges. However, social and emotional learning programmes, including those aimed at enhancing resilience, are often not evaluated thoroughly nor detail process and economic evaluations. This…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Resilience (Psychology), Intervention, Indigenous Populations
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Oliver, Rhonda; Exell, Mike – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Aboriginal school students, especially those living in rural and remote areas, continue to achieve below the national standard in oral language, literacy and numeracy. On leaving school their unemployment rate is three times that of non-Aboriginal people. At the same time we know academic and career success is closely tied to one's self-identity.…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Indigenous Populations, Rural Population, Geographic Isolation
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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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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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Van Gelderen, Ben – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
"Growing Our Own" is an innovative and unique program for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in the remote Northern Territory. As a partnership between Catholic Education, Northern Territory (CENT) and Charles Darwin University (CDU), lecturers travel to remote Indigenous communities to deliver unit content to local 'Assistant Teachers'…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Indigenous Populations, Preservice Teacher Education, Geographic Isolation
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Seelig, Jennifer L. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper examines the effects of declining student enrolment and population loss on one rural school district in the United States, as well as the district's strategies to mitigate these effects. In the state of Wisconsin, the relationship between student enrolment and school funding destabilises rural school districts experiencing population…
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Rural Schools, Competition, Population Trends
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