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Mette, Ian; Biddle, Catharine; Congdon, Mark, Jr.; Mercado, Andrea – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This study examines how rural school and community leaders in one of the most rural areas of the United States are able to collaboratively design a grassroots school reform initiative to address inequity issues related to childhood poverty and trauma. Through interviews conducted with advisory board members implementing the reform effort, as well…
Descriptors: Activism, Rural Areas, Educational Change, Equal Education
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Lobb, Richard – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
The Department of Education initiated a pilot of the Rural and Remote Training Schools project in 2011 to promote rural and remote teaching to university students. The program is a key component of the Department's broader attraction and retention strategy and targets the Pilbara, Kimberley, Midwest and Goldfields regions; areas that are deemed to…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, College Students
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Martin, Romana; Broadley, Tania – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
In an age of globalised learning and teaching, university education continues to extend beyond the classroom with students participating in rich learning opportunities designed to provide authentic learning experiences and foster an international perspective. Bridging the geographical divide between on campus, off campus, rural and remote learners…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Technology Uses in Education, Multicampus Colleges, Educational Innovation
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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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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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Reid, Jo-Anne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
In this paper I focus on the problems that face (teacher) education policy and practice in meeting the challenge of 'persistent and entrenched locational disadvantage' in marginal communities. In "Dropping off the Edge 2015," Tony Vinson and colleagues (2015) clearly demonstrate that complex and entrenched disadvantage has continued to…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Educational Policy, Community Characteristics, Foreign Countries
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Reaburn, Robyn; Fraser, Sharon; Smith, Heidi; Roberts, Janine; Fielding-Wells, Jill; Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper provides initial evidence of the effectiveness of an educational program in a Tasmanian regional community that has experienced ongoing industrial restructuring. In response to these changes, community and civic leaders adopted a multifaceted strategic plan to address employment needs and opportunities. Part of this plan involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Program Effectiveness, Career Development
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Gill, Peter Edward – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Island studies have rarely focused on the role of small schools on offshore islands. Island schools are often impacted by the decisions of national, regional and local educational authorities, particularly in today's world where diseconomic and disbenefit arguments highlight the non-viability of small schools. Such schools are seen as unable to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Rural Education, Small Schools
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McPherson, Amy; Roberts, Philip; Downes, Natalie – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Sustainability is a central challenge facing the future viability of Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) communities in rural Australia. Faced with environmental uncertainty and its associated community impacts, sustainability has at once been positioned as the path to a prosperous future and a flash point of community conflict. Key to these tensions has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Paredes-Labra, Joaquin; Tello, Inmaculado; Kachinovsky, Alicia – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
The aim of this study was to learn how the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program in rural schools of a Southern European country offers opportunities to children, helps parents to get information and creates links with families and neighbours. The methodology was qualitative, with deep interviews with teachers, principals, parents and students from…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Rural Education, Computer Uses in Education, Laptop Computers
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Smith, Caroline; Fraser, Sharon P.; Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
In spite of being relatively wealthy and resource-rich, a persistent narrative of the island state of Tasmania is the deficit framing of its regional and rural education where, under the placeless and mobile orientation of hypermodernity, the only serious option for success for its young is to leave their communities. This paper presents a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Barriers, Access to Education
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Cruz-Arcila, Ferney – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Drawing on a larger study of the current state of affairs of English language teaching (ELT) in rural Colombia, this paper interrogates the social impact which education policies promoting English have been associated with. Informed mainly by Nancy Fraser's theory of social justice, I analyse teachers' narratives (obtained through interviews and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy
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Corbett, Michael; Fraser, Sharon; Reaburn, Robyn; Smith, Heidi; Roberts, Janine; Fielding-Wells, Jill – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper analyses a community-based educational program involving private and public sector partners instituted in a small city in northern Tasmania. The program represents part of a state-wide initiative to challenge the persistence of structural educational disadvantage and what is understood to be an entrenched "culture" that is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Attitudes, Expectation, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Watson, Jane; Wright, Suzie; Allen, Jeanne Maree; Hay, Ian; Cranston, Neil; Beswick, Kim – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
School and community interaction is an important topic in education, as evidence suggests that communities that value their local schools engender more positive long-term outcomes and a strengthening of the social capital for the students from those schools. Although school and community interaction has been explored from the schools' perspective,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Rural Education, Community Involvement
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Woodroffe, Jessica; Kilpatrick, Sue; Williams, Brett; Jago, Matthew – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Small places are not devoid of opportunities nor of successful programs to equip them for the future, despite perception to the contrary (West, 2013). This paper considers career education in the context of rural places in the modern globalised world. The paper introduces the "Pathways to Success" project, involving more than eighty…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Career Education, Adult Education
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