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Abdillah, Ali – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
This paper describes the rural community participation within the context of an integrated early childhood development program initiated by the government of Indonesia in partnership with UNICEF and AusAID in Central Lombok (2008-2010). Based on purposive interviews with relevant stakeholders, as well as an analysis of past documents, researchers'…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions
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Halsey, R. John; Drummond, Aaron – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
Evidence suggests that there are significant difficulties associated with the attraction and retention of appropriately qualified, high quality teachers and educational leaders (e.g., principals) for rural, regional and remote locations in Australia. Further, educational leadership in these areas carries complex demands, and educational leaders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Teacher Motivation, Geographic Location
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Miller, Judith; Graham, Lorraine; Al-Awiwe, Azhar – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
Previous research related to this study explored early career female leaders' experiences in rural school settings, and probed the personal and professional challenges they faced and their motivations to accept formal and informal leadership roles ahead of the usual timeframes (e.g., Graham, Miller & Paterson, 2009). This study set out to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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O'Neill, Brian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
What makes a successful rural P-12 school? This paper will review the notions of a successful school and will challenge the dominant voice of quantitative data as the yardstick for such success. In doing so, this paper will focus on qualitative measures including those aspects which are ignored by the quantitative data. Reference will be made to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Success, School Effectiveness, Rural Schools
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Bosua, Rachelle; Evans, Nina; Sawyer, Janet – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are major sources of prosperity and employment and are viewed as critical to regional development in Australia. A key factor to foster productivity and growth in SMEs is their ability to identify, acquire, transform and exploit external knowledge. This ability, referred to as the "absorptive capacity…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Mass Media, Regional Characteristics, Small Businesses
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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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Jervis-Tracey, Paula; Chenoweth, Lesley; McAuliffe, Donna; O'Connor, Barry; Stehlik, Daniela – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Delivering essential health, education and human services in rural and remote communities remains a critical problem for Australia. When professionals have mandatory responsibilities (e.g. in child protection, law enforcement, education or mental health), tensions can arise between workers and the communities in which they live. This paper reports…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Law Enforcement, Human Services
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Sullivan, Anna; Johnson, Bruce – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Early career teachers eager to find employment are often encouraged by employers to accept positions in remote locations which are traditionally difficult to staff. This paper reports research that examined a case study of a graduate teacher employed in a remote school. Drawing on resilience theory, we challenge the profession to consider whether…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Resilience (Psychology)