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Hudson, Suzanne Margaret; Hudson, Peter Brian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Attracting and retaining teachers in regional, rural and remote (RRR) communities has long been highlighted as problematic in Australia. With predicted growth in classrooms across the nation, it is expected that there will be increased teacher shortages in RRR communities. Specific, contextual preparation for teaching has been advocated for…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Recruitment, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education Programs
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Qin, Lixia; Villarreal, Elsa – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Globally, much of the criticism has been directed at the quality of university-based teacher education in preparing teachers for impoverished schools. Drawing on data from an incentive program of teacher education in China, the authors comparatively investigated the field experiences of pre-service teachers from contrasting setting (urban and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Practicums
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Lavery, Shane; Cain, Glenda Belle; Hampton, Patrick – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore the potential of a service-learning immersion program to promote pre-service teachers' development of cultural competency in the area of Aboriginal education. That is, the research focused on ways the immersion program helped pre-service teachers (a) develop awareness of cultural implications in teaching in a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Awareness
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Stevens, Ken – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
In the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, rural schools are increasingly organised within digital environments, facilitating synergy between in-service and pre-service teachers. The integration of educational theory and teaching practice that is integral to the preparation of teachers for initial positions in rural schools is also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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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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Haynes, John Ewen See; Miller, Judith Anne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
This paper reports the findings of research which focused on fourth year pre-service teachers' perceptions of the issue of their transition from pre-service university student to in-service teaching, specifically in rural and remote settings. The results of a survey which focused on students' perceived levels of readiness and comfort when…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Rural Schools, Readiness
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Heffernan, Amanda; Fogarty, Roderick; Sharplin, Elaine – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
Many Australian teachers will spend part of their careers working in small rural schools and communities, yet specific preparation for rural and remote teaching contexts during pre-service teacher education remains limited. While government reports recommend the use of innovative and engaging approaches to enhance pre-service teachers' classroom…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Online Courses
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Parkes, Mitchell; Gregory, Sue; Fletcher, Peter; Adlington, Rachael; Gromik, Nicolas – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
This paper presents an analysis of the perceptions and actions of five Information Communication Technology (ICT) Education lecturers, at the University of New England (UNE), concerning issues associated with the online teaching to students in rural and remote areas. The authors reflect upon the strategies that support these models and discuss how…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Needs, Rural Areas, Geographic Isolation
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Miller, Judith; Haynes, John; Pennington, Jim – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Challenges and benefits arose when a rural school and a neighbouring university formed a partnership with the aim of improving the school's Health and Physical Education (HPE) program. The HPE programs were enhanced through two joint research projects. The first research project had two facets, including an evidence-based curriculum for Physical…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Physical Education, Health Education, Program Effectiveness
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van Rensburg, Henriette; Noble, Karen; McIlveen, Peter – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Education is seen as a vehicle for supporting sustainability in rural and regional contexts, but attracting and retaining teachers in rural and regional contexts remains an area of concern across Australia as well as internationally. Therefore attracting teachers to rural and remote locations requires targeted intervention during pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Intention, Geographic Isolation, Teacher Education Programs
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Gregory, Sue; Jacka, Lisa; Hillier, Mathew; Grant, Scott – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
This paper presents four case studies from two regional and two metropolitan Australian universities, showcasing how 3D virtual world platforms have been used to connect, engage and motivate students in both co-located and non-co-located contexts. The case studies provide practical examples of how virtual worlds and associated applications have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lynch, Timothy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to advocate the resource package for producing quality graduates to work in rural, regional and remote Australia (TERRR Network), using a global perspective. This paper argues that the resource package achieves more than the objectives of the original project; "Developing Strategies at the Pre-service Level to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Rural Education, Global Approach
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Trinidad, Sue; Broadley, Tania; Terry, Emmy; Boyd, Don; Lock, Graeme; Sharplin, Elaine; Ledger, Sue – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This paper reports on the outcomes of a two year ALTC Competitive Research and Development Project that aimed to "Develop Strategies at the Pre-Service Level to Address Critical Teacher Attraction and Retention Issues in Australian Rural, Regional and Remote Schools". As well as developing a "training framework" and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Rural Education, Indigenous Populations
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Henderson, Robyn; Noble, Karen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
In Australian faculties of education, retention and progression issues are paramount within the current neo-liberal climate which emphasises student degree completions. This is particularly the case in regional universities, where many students--often the first in their families to attend university--are from rural, regional and low socio-economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regional Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Discourse Analysis
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Henderson, Robyn; Noble, Karen; Cross, Kathleen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This paper describes a strategy, designed by a faculty of education in a regional Australian university, to induct pre-service educators into the education profession. It then focuses on one component of the strategy, an initiative called Education Commons. This initiative uses a model of critical reflection to engage pre-service educators in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Strategies
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