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Benveniste, Tessa; Van Beek, Alexandra; McCalman, Janya; Langham, Erika; Bainbridge, Roxanne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Internationally, schools have recognised the need for supporting and improving the resilience of students, particularly those facing a multiplicity of challenges. However, social and emotional learning programmes, including those aimed at enhancing resilience, are often not evaluated thoroughly nor detail process and economic evaluations. This…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Resilience (Psychology), Intervention, Indigenous Populations
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Suleman, Anita; Chigeza, Philemon – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This paper reports on a participatory action research study that investigated the life circumstance associated with first-year education students who displayed limited participation with their study activities within a regional university. The life circumstance presented in this paper include first in family, age, socio-economic status, living…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Participation, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Stone, Cathy; Freeman, Elizabeth; Dyment, Janet; Muir, Tracey; Milthorpe, Naomi – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Online study is generally associated with the terms "flexible" and "flexibility." Many students choose to study online specifically for the flexibility that is offered, hoping they can combine their studies with multiple other responsibilities in their lives. For students living in regional and rural areas, such flexibility can…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Flexible Scheduling, Equal Education, Educational Experience
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Mette, Ian; Biddle, Catharine; Congdon, Mark, Jr.; Mercado, Andrea – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This study examines how rural school and community leaders in one of the most rural areas of the United States are able to collaboratively design a grassroots school reform initiative to address inequity issues related to childhood poverty and trauma. Through interviews conducted with advisory board members implementing the reform effort, as well…
Descriptors: Activism, Rural Areas, Educational Change, Equal Education
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Hlalele, Dipane Joseph – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Calls for a decolonized curriculum in South Africa are gaining momentum. Contrary to the school curriculum that privileges knowledge from a western perspective, indigenous knowledge systems appreciate and draw from local content and forms of knowing. A number of studies have expressed the value of indigenous knowledge systems, and the need for…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Indigenous Knowledge, African Languages, Foreign Countries
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Hogarth, Melitta Dorn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
The underrepresentation of Indigenous teachers within Australian schools was made evident in the most recent More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI) project (Johnson, Cherednichenko, & Rose, 2016). The shortfall of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers had been initially identified back in 1975 with…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Role, Rural Schools
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Park, Jessie; Caltabiano, Nerina J.; Hajhashemi, Karim – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Despite the amount of information known about how people engage in offline social interactions, there is limited knowledge regarding how such interactions express themselves in the online environment. For social interactions to be consistently harmonious, a level of interpersonal competence and self-efficacy are required. The study aims to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Interpersonal Competence, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Hudson, Suzanne Margaret; Hudson, Peter Brian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Attracting and retaining teachers in regional, rural and remote (RRR) communities has long been highlighted as problematic in Australia. With predicted growth in classrooms across the nation, it is expected that there will be increased teacher shortages in RRR communities. Specific, contextual preparation for teaching has been advocated for…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Recruitment, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education Programs
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Lo, Pang Van; Welch, Neil – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This is a result of a pilot study undertaken to explore the key influences shaping the schooling and education of Thai ethnic students living in rural mountain villages in one of the poorest and least educated regions of Vietnam. This study used a qualitative multiple case study approach and gathered information using multiple semi-structured…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Well Being, Self Concept, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ratcliffe, Ruth; Boughton, Bob – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
This article draws on work with communities in the rural and remote towns of Brewarrina, Wilcannia and Enngonia, New South Wales (NSW) to explore the relationship between low adult literacy levels and the continuing alienation of Aboriginal communities from educational decision making. Building on the analysis of community-school relations…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, Rural Areas
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Rutherford, Katrina; McCalman, Janya; Bainbridge, Roxanne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
School completion has been hailed by many as the 'holy grail' of Indigenous education, and 42% remote-living Indigenous students now attain year 12 completion each year. But for a range of complex reasons, only 60% of these graduates translate this achievement into further engagement in study, training or employment. This systematic literature…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, High School Graduates, Rural Schools, Rural Areas
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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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