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Bui, Vinh; Woolcott, Geoff; Peddell, Lewes; Yeigh, Tony; Lynch, David; Ellis, David; Markopoulos, Christos; Willis, Royce; Samojlowicz, Darius – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
This article outlines the rationale for, and development of an online support system (OSS) for teachers of mathematics in regional, rural and remote (RRR) Australia as part of an ongoing longitudinal project, "Regional Teachers of Mathematics Networks" (RTMN). The OSS is designed to assist development of interconnected collaborative…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Rural Areas, Longitudinal Studies
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Kilpatrick, Sue; Burns, Gemma; Barnes, Robin Katersky; Kerrison, Marcel; Fischer, Sarah – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
The research, focused on parents with children in years 5-10 in three low-socioeconomic rural and regional communities, drew on an understanding of educational aspiration as culturally and socio-spatially embedded to develop practical strategies for parents to engage with their children as they made education and career pathways choices. It draws…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Parents, Economically Disadvantaged, Career Pathways
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Britton, Amelia; Redman-Maclaren, Michelle; Ham, Miriam; Bainbridge, Roxanne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Education provides opportunities for adolescents to make developmental gains. Remote Indigenous adolescents not engaged in education programs need alternate learning opportunities to reach developmental goals. This review identifies attributes that contribute to an alternate model of education within the existing literature and reports on the…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Nontraditional Education, Teaching Methods, Databases
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Burns, Edgar Alan – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
A personal teaching project, developed over six years at a regional university campus, offered mentoring to capable and engaged students with limited subject options. Providing individual or near-individual instruction enabled the mentored students to deepen their learning, extend their discipline knowledge and consider career steps. With their…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
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Lester, Leanne; Mander, David – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
This longitudinal study aimed to survey over a 12-month period, the mental health and wellbeing of new incoming students transitioning to a boys' only boarding school. An online self-report questionnaire was used to investigate the perceptions and pre-transition experience of new incoming Year 7 students (e.g., while still in Year 6) prior to…
Descriptors: Males, Boarding Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Well Being
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Rutherford, Katrina; Britton, Amelia; McCalman, Janya; Adams, Catherine; Wenitong, Mark; Stewart, Richard – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Developing and nurturing resilience is critical to the social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) of Indigenous Australian adolescents and their continuing life trajectories. The attendance of many Indigenous adolescents from remote communities at boarding schools creates a need to prioritise and proactively create opportunities that build and nurture…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Intervention, Indigenous Populations
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Hunter, Erin Kristeen; Reid, Jo-Anne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
A doctoral study of a program designed to provide access to secondary education for children from a remote Indigenous community was completed in 2014 (Hunter, 2015). This paper reflects on the ongoing commitment of members of this community to a partnership that uses interstate boarding schools as a means of educating their children. It reviews…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Boarding Schools
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Guenther, John; Osborne, Sam – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
The term 'choice-less choice' in education arises from the ethical dilemma where parents are left with no option other than one they do not want to choose. In this article, we draw particularly from David Mander's (2012) use of the term, where he applied it to First Nations students from Western Australia. In Australia, choice-less choice applies…
Descriptors: School Choice, Boarding Schools, Rural Areas, Indigenous Populations
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Finnan, Christine – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Residential schools for indigenous students are rarely conceptualised as "castles of hope," but because of the difficulty of providing quality education in rural areas, they remain an option, or a necessity, for many indigenous students. Although most contemporary residential schools differ from those that purposefully sought to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Residential Schools, School Culture
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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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Lloyd, Andrew – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Access to secondary education for very remote Northern Territory Indigenous students is limited. Although many students attend distant boarding schools, very few stay to complete Year 12 (the final year of secondary school in Australia). Few families and communities are fully engaged in the whole transition process. This paper describes a case…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Partnerships in Education, Rural Areas, Phenomenology
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Bradley, Donna; Bourke, Lisa; Cosgrave, Catherine – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Introduction: Australia's rural health services commonly face serious and protracted workforce shortages. To help address such shortages in rural and remote areas, a range of programs exist to support university students to undertake placements in a rural setting. In particular, University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH's) are funded to support…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Allied Health Occupations Education, Rural Areas, Student Placement
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Brown, Brittany; Avitaia, Samantha; Austin, Kylie; Facchin, Jaimey – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
The University of Wollongong's (UOW) Outreach program was established in 2011. In 2017, through a National Priority Pool Grant, UOW piloted the regional and rural outreach program, "Rural In2Uni." The "Rural In2Uni" program enabled university students to "pay it forward" through a pedagogical model which places rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs, Rural Schools, Student Experience
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Herbert, Alice – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Education policies are enacted differently according to school contexts and geographies. This is particularly the case in large countries such as Australia where context and geographies for schooling differ greatly. Within regional, rural and remote Australia, schools are witnessing a trend in geographic disadvantage in that as distance from urban…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Geographic Isolation, Educational Policy
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Astill, Sandra; Zournazis, Helen; Marlow, Annette – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Health professionals require specific knowledge and a broad range of skills and attributes to work and reside in rural environments. It is important students are offered the opportunity to undertake a rural professional experience placement (PEP) to ensure they develop a breadth of understanding of healthcare practice with opportunities to apply…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Work Experience Programs, Allied Health Occupations Education, Rural Areas
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