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Ali, Paul; Anderson, Malcolm; McRae, Cosima; Ramsay, Ian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
In this paper we report the results of a survey of financial literacy levels among Australian secondary school students. While key issues concerning financial literacy among adolescents are fairly well known, and governments see the urgency of addressing low levels of such literacy among a vulnerable cohort, less is understood about the variation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Money Management, Adolescents
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Serow, Penelope; Taylor, Neil; Sullivan, Terence; Tarrant, Jodana; Burnett, Greg; Smardon, Dianne; Angell, Emily – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
Rural education thrives on building teaching capacity and mentoring from within communities. Whilst isolated and remote areas have the potential to participate in online teacher education, strategic and effective delivery requires a targeted analysis of the characteristics of the learners, the motivations that drive them, and day-to-day…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mentors, Geographic Isolation, Rural Areas
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Quinn, Frances; Lyons, Terry – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
This paper reports on findings from the Interests and Recruitment in Science study, which explored the experiences of first year students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses in Australian universities. First year STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] students who went to school in rural or…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Learner Engagement, Aspiration, Student Motivation
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Ussher, Bill – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
Studying to be a teacher in their local community is not normal practice for student teachers in New Zealand initial teacher education (ITE) programs. This paper argues that student teachers in a distance ITE program who are familiar with the local school community can benefit from the experience. This qualitative study centered on a distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Placement, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Reyes, Vicente, Jr. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
From 2005 to 2011, AusAID and the Philippine government launched Strengthening the Implementation of Visayas Education (Project STRIVE) to improve access and quality of education in rural Philippines. Using data from all participating schools (N=308) one question is raised: How successful was the international partnership in implementing education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, International Programs, Access to Education
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Masinire, Alfred – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
While the Department of Education in South Africa has instituted structural measures to attract the newly qualified teachers in rural schools, these measures have had limited success. This article reports on the changed perceptions on teaching in rural schools of thirty student teachers who participated in a three week rural teaching experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence
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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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Bannister, Barbara; Cornish, Linley; Bannister-Tyrrell, Michelle; Gregory, Sue – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Gifted students have been provided the opportunity to study three core subjects through an academically selective virtual high school in western NSW, Australia. At the same time they continue to attend their local public high school for their other subjects. This article presents the mechanisms that have provided this opportunity, and describes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Academically Gifted
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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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van Rensburg, Henriette; Noble, Karen; McIlveen, Peter – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Education is seen as a vehicle for supporting sustainability in rural and regional contexts, but attracting and retaining teachers in rural and regional contexts remains an area of concern across Australia as well as internationally. Therefore attracting teachers to rural and remote locations requires targeted intervention during pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Intention, Geographic Isolation, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Ellis, Bronwyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Several projects relating to older learners have been conducted over the past decade or so, some involving the University of the Third Age (U3A) Whyalla, as well as other groups composed of older citizens. Some provide examples of engagement with the local university campus; others have this potential. Here a wide range of learning activities, as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Learning Activities
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Whannell, Robert; Tobias, Stephen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
There has been a steady decline in the number of secondary and tertiary students studying mathematics and science. Rural schools also report a shortage of qualified teachers in these disciplines. This paper describes the steps taken at the University of New England (UNE) to improve the provision of mathematics and science education (MS) in rural…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, College Science
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Charteris, Jennifer – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Assessment for Learning (AfL) pedagogies can have a significant impact on student learning and achievement. This paper reports on data from a study of four teachers and 48 student participants within a regional high school. An inquiry approach to teacher professional learning is explored through an AfL lens, in particular, how teacher feedback for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Personal Autonomy, Feedback (Response), Curriculum Implementation
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