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Barter, Barbara – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
Given the present pace of educational globalization, educators--especially in rural schools--will benefit from an awareness of traditional knowledge as a significant contributor to sustainability. Many countries operate through a system whereby major decision making, especially in such areas as education and health, emanate from state levels of…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Participatory Research
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Evans, Nina; Ziaian, Tahereh; Sawyer, Janet; Gillham, David – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
A pilot study was conducted in a regional university setting to promote awareness of the value of affective teaching and learning amongst staff and students. Academic staff and students from diverse disciplines at University of South Australia's (UniSA) Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE) were recruited to the study. The research investigated…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Regional Characteristics, Pilot Projects, Regional Schools
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Penman, Joy; Sawyer, Janet – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This paper discusses an initiative titled UniReady Program for Multicultural Groups that was conducted at the University of South Australia's Centre for Regional Engagement located in the city of Whyalla. Immigrant families are currently being attracted to the city due to regional employment opportunities and are potential university students. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Nontraditional Students, Universities
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Drummond, Aaron; Halsey, R. John; Lawson, Mike; van Breda, Marja – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
The Bradley report (2008) recommended that there be an increase in the percentage of young Australian's completing a university degree, with a subsequent target set by the Australian Federal Government to 40% of 25-34 years olds holding a first degree by 2025. As students who transition to university following completion of high school in…
Descriptors: Identification, Pilot Projects, Vocational Education, Rural Areas
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Sawyer, Janet; Zianian, Tahereh; Evans, Nina; Gillham, David – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This paper describes the research process undertaken in a pilot study conducted at the University of South Australia's Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE), and reports the feedback collected in relation to this process and the project overall. Academic staff and students from CRE's two sites located in the rural and regional cities of Whyalla and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Metacognition