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Stone, Alison; Walter, Maggie; Peacock, Huw – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
A quality education is a basic societal right. Yet for many Aboriginal students that right is not yet a reality. This paper focuses on the situation of Aboriginal/palawa school students in Tasmania and employs a quantitative methodology to examine the comparative educational achievements of Aboriginal school students. State level Grade 3, 5, 7 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students, Grade 3
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Schmidt, Merete – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper provides an in-depth analysis of a group of young rural men's and women's understandings of 'the city' and 'the country', and the relationship between this and their educational decision making. The analysis adds to a growing body of literature on young rural people's experiences and the emerging research on education in a rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Rural Areas
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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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Marlow, Annette; Mather, Carey A. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
The health profession workforce is challenged by the increased numbers of undergraduate students requiring supervised experiences in environments where service delivery is the primary goal. Given the increased need to recruit and retain suitably qualified and educationally prepared staff into these sometimes under resourced locations, guidance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervision, Nursing Students, Undergraduate Students
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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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Olatunji, Oluwole Alfred; Ajayi, Stephen Oluwatoyin – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
World Bank's data indicate 70 per cent of the African population lives in rural areas. Additional evidence made available by the African Development Bank [Africa's own version of the World Bank] suggests 65 per cent of Africa's urban dwellers live in slums. This paper relies on these data to conceptualise Africa's global rurality and issues around…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Compulsory Education, Faculty Mobility
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Haynes, John Ewen See; Miller, Judith Anne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
This paper reports the findings of research which focused on fourth year pre-service teachers' perceptions of the issue of their transition from pre-service university student to in-service teaching, specifically in rural and remote settings. The results of a survey which focused on students' perceived levels of readiness and comfort when…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Rural Schools, Readiness
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Manwa, Lilian; Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace; Manwa, Lokadhia – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
The first year of teaching is the most formative period in a teacher's career. Support is therefore crucial if they are to develop the competencies, confidence and attitudes that will help keep them contented and effective in the classroom. One way of enhancing these aspects is through induction and mentoring. This will help ensure a firm…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Beginning Teachers
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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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Watson, Jane; Wright, Suzie; Hay, Ian; Beswick, Kim; Allen, Jeanne; Cranston, Neil – 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 Education, Student Attitudes, Graduation
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Heffernan, Amanda; Fogarty, Roderick; Sharplin, Elaine – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
Many Australian teachers will spend part of their careers working in small rural schools and communities, yet specific preparation for rural and remote teaching contexts during pre-service teacher education remains limited. While government reports recommend the use of innovative and engaging approaches to enhance pre-service teachers' classroom…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Online Courses
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Nye, Adele – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
When a major fire occurs in a school, the impact can be felt for years to come. How the school community rebuilds depends on strong leadership and the resilience of the members of that community. This article explores the stories of four Australian schools, two rural NSW schools, Kelso High School and Oxley High School and two urban schools;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Mulcahy, Dennis; Barbour, Michael K.; Lahiri, Minakshi – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
This paper reports on a naturalistic research project that was conducted in response to the educational concerns of the coastal rural communities of Labrador Straits. The research project investigated the current provision of education available to the children and the youth of these communities and found that due to declining population, changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Access to Education, Online Courses
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