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Lock, Graeme; Budgen, Fiona; Lunay, Ralph; Oakley, Grace – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This research investigated the experience of leadership in an isolated school. Data were obtained through structured and semi-structured interviews (Burns, 2000) with a total of eight principals whose experience of leadership in remote communities ranged from new recruits to several decades. Three research questions guided the investigation: What…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Leadership, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Robinson, Susan R. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Using recent discussions of Isaiah Berlin's two concepts of freedom as a starting point, this paper poses and attempts to answer the question, to what extent are those living in rural and remote communities "free" to pursue their dreams of higher education? What would count as adequate educational opportunity for those embracing regional and rural…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Higher Education, Freedom, Educational Opportunities
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Jervis-Tracey, Paula; Chenoweth, Lesley; McAuliffe, Donna; O'Connor, Barry; Stehlik, Daniela – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Delivering essential health, education and human services in rural and remote communities remains a critical problem for Australia. When professionals have mandatory responsibilities (e.g. in child protection, law enforcement, education or mental health), tensions can arise between workers and the communities in which they live. This paper reports…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Law Enforcement, Human Services
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Eighmy, Myron A.; Hall, Thomas – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This study was conducted to determine what the Extension Service's community roles and responses were during flood events and what should be done to better prepare Extension staff for future flooding in rural and frontier counties. A survey was used to determine the extent Extension staff were prepared to respond to citizen requests for services.…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Counties, Rural Areas, Role
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Lynch, Timothy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Monash University (Gippsland campus) is situated in Churchill, Latrobe Valley, located in central Gippsland, eastern Victoria. A large percentage of the Gippsland region comprises of a socio-economically disadvantaged population (Figure 1). In Semester One, 2011 as part of the Bachelor of Primary Education course at Monash, it was decided that a…
Descriptors: Safety, Safety Education, Elementary School Teachers, Aquatic Sports
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Sawyer, Janet; Penman, Joy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This study investigated the pattern of teaching of healthy computing skills to high school students in South Australia. A survey approach was used to collect data, specifically to determine the emphasis placed by schools on ergonomics that relate to computer use. Participating schools were recruited through the Department for Education and Child…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Sawyer, Janet; Zianian, Tahereh; Evans, Nina; Gillham, David – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This paper describes the research process undertaken in a pilot study conducted at the University of South Australia's Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE), and reports the feedback collected in relation to this process and the project overall. Academic staff and students from CRE's two sites located in the rural and regional cities of Whyalla and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Metacognition
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Miller, Judith; Puglisi, Lauren; Perry, Janine – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Inactivity has been linked to a range of lifestyle conditions such as hypertension, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease (World Health Organisation, 2009). Engagement in physical activity and in sport has been consistently reported to decline as the general population ages (Telama et al., 2005). In particular, the age of adolescence has…
Descriptors: Females, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Adolescents
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Drummond, Aaron – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
In 2008 it was agreed by the Australian Education Ministers that a national curriculum be implemented with the rationale that it would help to ensure high quality education for all young Australians (ACARA, 2012b). One reason for the shift to a standardised national curriculum is so that "School and curriculum authorities can collaborate to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Brady, Tony – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This paper examines the Rural Schools of Queensland. Starting with Nambour in 1917, the scheme incorporated thirty schools, and operated for over forty years. The rhetoric of the day was that boys and girls from the senior classes of primary school would be provided with elementary instruction of a practical character. In reality, the subjects…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Educational History
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Sullivan, Anna; Johnson, Bruce – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Early career teachers eager to find employment are often encouraged by employers to accept positions in remote locations which are traditionally difficult to staff. This paper reports research that examined a case study of a graduate teacher employed in a remote school. Drawing on resilience theory, we challenge the profession to consider whether…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Resilience (Psychology)
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Lock, Graeme; Budgen, Fiona; Lunay, Ralph; Oakley, Grace – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Teaching in remote schools can prove to be a challenging experience. Twenty three teachers from remote schools, located in Western Australia, were interviewed about their teaching and living experiences in isolated communities. The interview questions were designed to elicit information regarding three areas: demographic information; reasons for…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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