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Yang, Bai – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
This paper presents the Sichuan case study: Badi Primary School, a semi-agro-pastoral town primary school in Danba County of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province. Section 1 introduces the context of the town and the school. This is done by analyzing discourses of education policy in the town and the school. Through this analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Sino Tibetan Languages, Language Usage
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Qin, Lixia; Villarreal, Elsa – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Globally, much of the criticism has been directed at the quality of university-based teacher education in preparing teachers for impoverished schools. Drawing on data from an incentive program of teacher education in China, the authors comparatively investigated the field experiences of pre-service teachers from contrasting setting (urban and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Practicums
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Su, Xin; Harrison, Neil; Moloney, Robyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
The Inland Xinjiang Senior Secondary School Class Policy (Neidi Xinjiang Gaozhongban Zhengce, hereafter the Xinjiang Class Policy) was executed by China's Ministry of Education (MOE) in September 2000. It allows and funds middle school-aged students, mostly ethnic minorities from southern Xinjiang's impoverished rural and nomadic regions to attend…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boarding Schools, Well Being, Cultural Awareness
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Li, Yiran – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
In China's latest school funding reform, the central government remarkably increases input in basic education. However, this fiscal re-centralisation of education provision is implemented through a highly decentralised administration structure and yet local governments have long been criticised by the public for their inefficiency and misconduct.…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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Clothey, Rebecca; Otkur, Arafat; Morrison, Jeaná – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
This paper examines how rural origin combines with ethnicity as a factor in higher education access among one ethnic group, the Uyghur, a Muslim minority who mostly reside in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. As one of China's 55 officially recognized minority groups, many of whom reside in rural areas, Uyghurs make an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Youth, Muslims, Minority Group Students
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Downes, Natalie – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
In 2017, SPERA [Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia] members and supporters were surveyed on their views of rural education. Forty-two participants responded to the online survey through targeted and snowball recruitment. Participants shared their opinions of the main issues in rural education, the challenges facing rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Quality
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Lavery, Shane; Cain, Glenda Belle; Hampton, Patrick – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore the potential of a service-learning immersion program to promote pre-service teachers' development of cultural competency in the area of Aboriginal education. That is, the research focused on ways the immersion program helped pre-service teachers (a) develop awareness of cultural implications in teaching in a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Awareness
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Jones, Tiffany – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
This paper considers the different experiences for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (GLBTIQ) students from rural and urban education contexts. It draws on data from three studies of GLBTIQ students I have conducted since 2010, including a 2010 online survey of 3,134 GLBTIQ students in which one fifth came from rural areas; a…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Rural Urban Differences, LGBTQ People
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Ajayi, Stephen Oluwatoyin; Olatunji, Oluwole Alfred – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Nigeria's Universal Basic Education program massifies access to education. School enrolment numbers have risen consistently. However, pre-existing issues have often diminished the incentive to achieve the greater goals of massification efforts. This study investigates teachers' intentions to quit; to wit, the relationship between turnover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, High School Teachers
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Stevens, Ken – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
In the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, rural schools are increasingly organised within digital environments, facilitating synergy between in-service and pre-service teachers. The integration of educational theory and teaching practice that is integral to the preparation of teachers for initial positions in rural schools is also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Van Gelderen, Ben – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
"Growing Our Own" is an innovative and unique program for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in the remote Northern Territory. As a partnership between Catholic Education, Northern Territory (CENT) and Charles Darwin University (CDU), lecturers travel to remote Indigenous communities to deliver unit content to local 'Assistant Teachers'…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Indigenous Populations, Preservice Teacher Education, Geographic Isolation
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Vichie, Krystle – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Equitable access and participation in higher education from regional youth is a major concern in Australia (National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE), 2015). Currently 0.9% of all university students in Australia come from a regional or remote area (NCSEHE, 2015). This statistic is alarming in the context of the ever-rising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Enrollment Trends
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Reid, Jo-Anne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
In this paper I focus on the problems that face (teacher) education policy and practice in meeting the challenge of 'persistent and entrenched locational disadvantage' in marginal communities. In "Dropping off the Edge 2015," Tony Vinson and colleagues (2015) clearly demonstrate that complex and entrenched disadvantage has continued to…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Educational Policy, Community Characteristics, Foreign Countries
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Reaburn, Robyn; Fraser, Sharon; Smith, Heidi; Roberts, Janine; Fielding-Wells, Jill; Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper provides initial evidence of the effectiveness of an educational program in a Tasmanian regional community that has experienced ongoing industrial restructuring. In response to these changes, community and civic leaders adopted a multifaceted strategic plan to address employment needs and opportunities. Part of this plan involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Program Effectiveness, Career Development
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Watson, Jane; Wright, Suzie; Beswick, Kim; Allen, Jeanne Maree; Hay, Ian; Cranston, Neil – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
School completion to the end of Year 12 in rural, regional, and disadvantaged communities is an acknowledged challenge in Australia and internationally. This research reports the beliefs of 86 rural and regional community leaders in the Australian state of Tasmania. A survey on issues associated with students' school completion was designed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Access to Education, High School Graduates
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