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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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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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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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Sutton, Georgia; McLeod, Catriona; Fraser, Sharon; Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Educational attainment is widely recognised as a 'wicked' problem in Australia for which a range of interventions have been developed. The North West of Tasmania is a rural and regional community, which has been a focus for such interventions due to its relatively low rates of retention to Year 12 and low tertiary participation rates. This paper…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Rural Areas, Social Problems, School Holding Power
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Schmidt, Merete – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper provides an in-depth analysis of a group of young rural men's and women's understandings of 'the city' and 'the country', and the relationship between this and their educational decision making. The analysis adds to a growing body of literature on young rural people's experiences and the emerging research on education in a rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Rural Areas
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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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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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Furney, Ann-Marie; McDiarmid, Carole – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
This paper describes the development and implementation of the "xsel" program in Western NSW. The program supports identified high school students from regional, rural and remote communities to access the study of English, maths and science at an academically selective level. A program review was undertaken during 2012 using a structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, English Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Penman, Joy; Oliver, Mary – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
In response to the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board's introduction in 2010 of the new Research Project subject, the University of South Australia's Centre for Participation and Community Engagement took the opportunity to engage further with school students by organising the Research Ready Program. The adoption of the program…
Descriptors: High School Students, Research Projects, Foreign Countries, Educational Needs
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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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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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Sawyer, Janet; Penman, Joy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This study investigated the pattern of teaching of healthy computing skills to high school students in South Australia. A survey approach was used to collect data, specifically to determine the emphasis placed by schools on ergonomics that relate to computer use. Participating schools were recruited through the Department for Education and Child…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Miller, Judith; Puglisi, Lauren; Perry, Janine – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Inactivity has been linked to a range of lifestyle conditions such as hypertension, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease (World Health Organisation, 2009). Engagement in physical activity and in sport has been consistently reported to decline as the general population ages (Telama et al., 2005). In particular, the age of adolescence has…
Descriptors: Females, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Adolescents