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Hlalele, Dipane Joseph – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Calls for a decolonized curriculum in South Africa are gaining momentum. Contrary to the school curriculum that privileges knowledge from a western perspective, indigenous knowledge systems appreciate and draw from local content and forms of knowing. A number of studies have expressed the value of indigenous knowledge systems, and the need for…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Indigenous Knowledge, African Languages, Foreign Countries
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Devlin, Marcia; McKay, Jade – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This paper reports on the findings from an Australian study exploring how best to facilitate the success of students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds who are studying at regional universities. Interviews with 69 successful regional students from low SES backgrounds, and 26 staff identified as experts in supporting these students,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Low Income, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Lowe, Kevin; Bub-Connor, Helen; Ball, Rick – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This is a co-constructed narrative between both Marie, an early career teacher, Stephen an artist and colleague in the school's creative arts faculty and Colin, an Aboriginal teacher and researcher. They met throughout 2012 and discussed issues that related to their discursive interactions that occurred in this small rural school between its…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers, Artists
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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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Roberts, Philip – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper builds upon the evolving methodological perspective of a rural standpoint (Roberts, 2014b), and its related method of strategic eclecticism (Roberts & Green, 2013), to re-analyse existing data behind a previously published paper by Drummond, Halsey and van Breda (2012). It does this through an examination of the role of the rural in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Rural Education, Distance Education
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Hajhashemi, Karim; Caltabiano, Nerina; Anderson, Neil – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
The 2016 Good University Guide demonstrated that Australian rural and regional universities are outperforming more established, and highly internationally ranked city peers in relation to student perceptions of the quality of teaching that they experience. Recently, many universities have encouraged academic staff to rethink the delivery method…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Homework
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Evans, Jenny; Morgan, Anne-Marie – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
The experience of teaching languages in rural schools differs markedly from teaching languages in urban contexts, in relation to the size and nature of communities and their interactions, numbers of teachers of languages, in and out of school contact, and in the cultural and language backgrounds of students and their likelihood of opportunities to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Conditions
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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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Clary, Deidre; Feez, Susan; Garvey, Amanda; Partridge, Rebecca – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Overall, the educational achievement of rural and regional students is lower than that of students elsewhere. To address uneven student achievement, a regional NSW high school, in collaboration with the local university, adopted a whole school approach to literacy teaching and learning. The literacy pedagogy adopted by the school has been applied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Rural Education, Academic Achievement
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McLean, Fiona M.; Dixon, Roselyn M.; Verenikina, Irina – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
Teachers in isolated schools are often under-resourced and overwhelmed with additional pressures. Teaching in an isolated community can sometimes challenge teachers' skills and knowledge, particularly when additional pressures such as behavioural issues associated with students with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) like behaviours are present.…
Descriptors: Geographic Isolation, Social Networks, Teacher Associations, Professional Development
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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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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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Handal, Boris; Watson, Kevin; Petocz, Peter; Maher, Marguerite – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Why teachers in remote and rural schools do not remain longer in their posts is a central concern in Australian education. In particular, the lack of mathematics and science teachers in regional areas has reached critical levels endangering the adequate delivery of the curriculum to thousands of school students. While many teachers' personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
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Reading, Chris; Auh, Myung-Sook; Pegg, John; Cybula, Peter – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
The need for Australian school students to develop a strong understanding of Asian culture has been recognised in the cross-curriculum priority, "Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia," of the Australian Curriculum. School students in rural and remote Australia have limited opportunities to engage with Asians and learn about their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Videoconferencing, Asian Culture
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