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Jakubowski, Casey – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
For close to fifty years, rural and non-metro counties in New York State have suffered economic and demographic declines. This paper examines the impact of urban-normative educational reform efforts on one community, and the continued crisis emerging after the consolidated district closed the elementary school. Using Discourse Analysis, two sets…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Consolidated Schools, Educational Change, School Closing
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van Gelderen, Ben; Guthadjaka, Kathy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
In the review of rural, regional and remote education in Australia, Halsey briefly reflected on the old conundrum of how traditional Indigenous culture and 'western' knowledge (as represented in mainstream curriculum) might be integrated in remote schooling contexts. The recommendation supplied was for 'greater opportunity in the curriculum for…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Rural Areas, Indigenous Populations, Western Civilization
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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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Cervone, Jason A. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Massachusetts is the least rural state in the US, and its existing rural communities are shrinking. This paper examines the historical processes of urbanization, specifically through industrialization that have come to dominate and erase rural communities in the state. The capitalist mindset behind industrialization has spread to education where…
Descriptors: Urbanization, Industrialization, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Davies, James Robert; Halsey, John – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
The participation and performance of Indigenous students in Australia's schools is below that of other students and is a matter of national concern. Evidence suggests that the impact on student learning of school principals' leadership is significant. What then, can school principals do to improve schooling outcomes for Indigenous students?…
Descriptors: Principals, Rural Schools, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
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Oliver, Rhonda; Exell, Mike – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Aboriginal school students, especially those living in rural and remote areas, continue to achieve below the national standard in oral language, literacy and numeracy. On leaving school their unemployment rate is three times that of non-Aboriginal people. At the same time we know academic and career success is closely tied to one's self-identity.…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Indigenous Populations, Rural Population, Geographic Isolation
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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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Bolaji, Stephen Dele; Campbell-Evans, Glenda; Gray, Jan Rosemary – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This study examined the managerial structure of Universal Basic Education (UBE) policy embraced by the governments of African countries towards ensuring free, compulsory and uninterrupted access to 9-year formal education for every child of school-age by 2050. Previous studies on UBE policy implementation in Nigeria reported unequal educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Compulsory Education
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Walker, Lyndal Jane – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This paper discusses some of the findings of a phenomenological study completed in 2015, which focused on finding out the perceptions about secondary school from disengaged Indigenous youth from a community less than 20km from Darwin in the Northern Territory. The study was informed by aspects of the transformative paradigm and CRT as social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations, Secondary Education
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Lobb, Richard – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
The Department of Education initiated a pilot of the Rural and Remote Training Schools project in 2011 to promote rural and remote teaching to university students. The program is a key component of the Department's broader attraction and retention strategy and targets the Pilbara, Kimberley, Midwest and Goldfields regions; areas that are deemed to…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, College Students
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Misan, Gary; Ellis, Bronwyn; Hutchings, Olivia; Beech, Amy; Moyle, Courtney; Thiele, Nicola – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Intergenerational learning activities benefit both older and younger participants. The Whyalla Men's Shed (WMS) not only meets many of the needs of its older participants but has recently become involved in several initiatives that foster intergenerational collaboration and learning. An agreement between the University of South Australia (UniSA)…
Descriptors: Males, Intergenerational Programs, Health Promotion, Cooperative Learning
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Devlin, Marcia; McKay, Jade – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds often contend with financial issues that have the potential to impact significantly on their success in higher education. Research has shown that students from low SES backgrounds often find themselves under economic pressure to prioritise paid work over their education. Few studies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, College Students, Barriers
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Vernon, Lynette; Watson, Stuart J.; Taggart, Andrew – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Young people in low socioeconomic (SES) regions, including regional and rural areas of Australia, aspire to attend university after high school at a comparable rate to young people in higher SES regions. However, without concrete opportunities to support and develop their aspirations, students in regional areas are unable to internalize the goals…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education, Academic Aspiration, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Margeurite – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Increasingly prescribed teacher standards dictate what graduates will know and be able to do, yet little heed is taken of how they learn. In light of this situation a two-phased study was undertaken. Based on Rasch analysis of initial efficacy scales, 26 intern teachers were interviewed. The data was analysed using NVivo and LEARnT, an a priori…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Rural Schools, Professional Autonomy
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Hardwick-Franco, Kathryn Gay – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Schools in rural South Australia are remote from opportunities for students and teachers to engage in music learning and professional development. This aim of this research project was to investigate the degree to which partnerships between rural schools and non-government organisations (NGOs) can be effective and meet this need. Anderson and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Music Education, Partnerships in Education
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