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Alison Willis; Sharon Louth – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2024
This ethnographic case study investigates the professional, locational and cultural understandings teachers need when beginning regional, rural, and remote teaching and living. Drawing from the experiences of recently graduated early career teachers in regional, rural, and remote teaching positions, the study sought to identify key learnings and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Rural Areas, Teacher Attitudes
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Kristina Ström; Gerd Pettersson; Kim Wickman – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2024
With advances in communication technologies, remote special educational consultation has become a promising strategy for indirect special education provision aiming to support students with special educational needs as well as their teachers in remote and rural areas. This study explores how special educators in a rural municipality in Sweden…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Special Education, Educational Technology, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Blandina Daniel Mazzuki; Sarah Vicent Chiwamba – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2024
This qualitative study examines preparation of pre-service teachers for altering rural teaching through transformative curriculum and pedagogy. The study gathered the perspectives of 45 participants belonging to two universities in Tanzania, namely University of Dar es Salaam (Dar es Salaam University College of Education) and Sokoine University…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Williams, Heather; Williamson, Janet; Siebert, Carl – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
The rural setting is one that must be better understood because of the broader discussions of changing demographics, growing diversity, the need for economic development, and community engagement. Additional research is needed to understand the interconnection of rural spaces and teacher retention. The purpose of this study was to understand the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence, Rural Areas, Rural Education
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Wynhoff Olsen, Allison; Fassbender, William; Long, Danette; Olsen, Kristofer – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This paper examines how English teachers experience and articulate a rural sense of belonging (RSOB) while teaching and living in rural communities. Given that rurality is a social construct, teachers' inclusion in this study occurred through meeting nuanced rural criteria. RSOB is a relationship people have with rurality that helps English…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Sense of Community, English Instruction, Teaching Experience
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Werler, Tobias; Foldnes, Vibeke; Berg-Brekkhus, Åshild; Færevaag, Margaret Kleppstad – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Norwegian rural schools experience difficulties establishing teacher-researcher collaboration. It is well documented that these schools are described as needing urban development approaches. This study aims to understand if collaborative inquiry can function as a joint learning arena for the development of teachers' and researchers' capacity.…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Educational Researchers, Rural Urban Differences, Foreign Countries
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Gouwens, Judith A.; Henderson, Robyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This paper uses data from research projects that deliberately set out to tell positive stories about educators who were working with the children and families of migratory agricultural workers in the US. The aim underpinning these projects was to move beyond the deficit discourses and stories of blame that so often circulate, particularly in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Rural Areas, Agricultural Laborers, Teacher Attitudes
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Macdonald, Libby; Gallagher, Emma; Beamish, Wendi; Robinson, Ainslie; Taylor, Annalise – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
The experiences of regional and rural teachers supporting students on the autism spectrum in their classrooms often differ from those of their metropolitan counterparts. Interventions designed for metropolitan settings may not work the same way in regional and rural classrooms, and teachers outside major centres may encounter challenges in…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Zhang, Nini; Yu, Dongqing; Guo, Karen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Home-school cooperation in children's education is complex. It could be even more complex in rural contexts, due to the potential contributions of isolated location, insufficient resources, a lack of teachers' professional competence, parental absence or parents' limited understandings about education. A questionnaire survey was designed to…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Rural Schools, Kindergarten
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Whettingsteel, Emma; Oliver, Rhonda; Tiwari, Reena – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Sense of belonging is a fundamental human need that can affect long term education and health outcomes. It can also be impacted by the design of the built environment, in this case by the interior design of boarding schools. Within the emerging literature pertaining to experiences of boarding school for Aboriginal students in Australia, issues of…
Descriptors: Group Membership, Interpersonal Relationship, Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students
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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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