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Robyn Henderson; Sazan M. Mandalawi – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2024
Global education is often framed in terms of standardised testing that makes comparisons across nations. This is particularly evident with international measures like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which tests 15-year-olds in member countries. Images on the PISA website provide representations of education that seem to…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Refugees, Immigrants, Access to Education
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O'Dea, Molly Rose; Cosby, Amy; Manning, Jaime; McDonald, Nicole; Harreveld, Bobby – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This paper aims to identify and synthesise research related to industry perspectives of industry school partnerships (ISPs) with primary and secondary students globally. A systematic review of ISP studies published between 2001 and 2021 that included industry perspectives was undertaken in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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O'Connor, Mike – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This article analyses the impact of three demographic factors on student attendance over a three-year population level statistical analysis of student attendance rates in Queensland (Australia) state secondary schools. Whole school attendance rates were mapped against the demographic factors of schools' Index of Community Socio-Educational…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Attendance Patterns, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Clayton, Stephanie; Hawkins, Cherie; Brandsema, Jillian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
A small-scale pilot study was conducted in north-west Tasmania to investigate adolescent girls' willingness to participate in informal STEM education, through exploring their perceptions and experiences of computer science (CS), and their future aspirations. This pilot study was funded by an Inspiring Australia Public Science Event Grant, enabling…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Program Implementation, Females, Programming
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Mander, David; Lester, Leanne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This exploratory study investigates aspects of sleep quality and some of the potential impacts of sleep complaints for 168 male boarding students from regional and remote communities in Years 7 to 12. An online self-report questionnaire was used to examine the relationship between sleep quality and participants' sense of academic self-perception,…
Descriptors: Sleep, Boarding Schools, Secondary School Students, Males
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Lasselle, Laurence – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This paper addresses educational inequality of access to higher education for Scottish rural communities. Inequality results from the sole use of a national socio-economic index in order to meet a key milestone for higher education goal. I show (1) how the use of this index can have adverse effects on these communities and (2) how contextual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Lester, Leanne; Mander, David – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
This longitudinal study aimed to survey over a 12-month period, the mental health and wellbeing of new incoming students transitioning to a boys' only boarding school. An online self-report questionnaire was used to investigate the perceptions and pre-transition experience of new incoming Year 7 students (e.g., while still in Year 6) prior to…
Descriptors: Males, Boarding Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Well Being
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Lloyd, Andrew – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Access to secondary education for very remote Northern Territory Indigenous students is limited. Although many students attend distant boarding schools, very few stay to complete Year 12 (the final year of secondary school in Australia). Few families and communities are fully engaged in the whole transition process. This paper describes a case…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Partnerships in Education, Rural Areas, Phenomenology
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Brown, Brittany; Avitaia, Samantha; Austin, Kylie; Facchin, Jaimey – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
The University of Wollongong's (UOW) Outreach program was established in 2011. In 2017, through a National Priority Pool Grant, UOW piloted the regional and rural outreach program, "Rural In2Uni." The "Rural In2Uni" program enabled university students to "pay it forward" through a pedagogical model which places rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs, Rural Schools, Student Experience
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Benveniste, Tessa; Van Beek, Alexandra; McCalman, Janya; Langham, Erika; Bainbridge, Roxanne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Internationally, schools have recognised the need for supporting and improving the resilience of students, particularly those facing a multiplicity of challenges. However, social and emotional learning programmes, including those aimed at enhancing resilience, are often not evaluated thoroughly nor detail process and economic evaluations. This…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Resilience (Psychology), Intervention, Indigenous Populations
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Rossiter, Rachel C.; Clarke, Deb K.; Shields, Linda – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Extensive international literature is available on aspects and impacts associated with students' transition from primary to secondary school. However, in regional and rural Australia, it is challenging for educators and healthcare professionals to ensure that interventions supporting the emotional wellbeing of students transitioning to secondary…
Descriptors: Well Being, Mental Health, Secondary School Students, Developmental Tasks
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Su, Xin; Harrison, Neil; Moloney, Robyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
The Inland Xinjiang Senior Secondary School Class Policy (Neidi Xinjiang Gaozhongban Zhengce, hereafter the Xinjiang Class Policy) was executed by China's Ministry of Education (MOE) in September 2000. It allows and funds middle school-aged students, mostly ethnic minorities from southern Xinjiang's impoverished rural and nomadic regions to attend…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boarding Schools, Well Being, Cultural Awareness
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Lasselle, Laurence – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper presents an exploratory analysis of young people's perceptions and attitudes towards their potential progression to higher education in rural areas of Scotland. These young people belonged to three state secondary schools whose catchment areas were mainly rural. All were in S5/Year 12 or S6/Year 13 and aged 16 years and over. They…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Rural Areas, Secondary School Students
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Johansson, Monica – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This article is based on an ethnographic case study and highlights the importance of spatial dimensions and spatial inequality as means of understanding the participation of a group of youths living in a sparsely populated rural area of Sweden. The analysis took as its starting point Doreen Massey's conceptualisation of place and space as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Secondary School Students, Student Participation
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McCallum, Faye; Hazel, Sarah – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
Based on a sample of over 3000 primary and secondary school students located in regional and rural schools in Tasmania (Australia) this research had three aims: (1) to identify students' self-perceptions of schooling with a focus on high school completion (referred to as school retention); (2) to determine if gender, socio-economic factors, level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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