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Sutton, Georgia; McLeod, Catriona; Fraser, Sharon; Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Educational attainment is widely recognised as a 'wicked' problem in Australia for which a range of interventions have been developed. The North West of Tasmania is a rural and regional community, which has been a focus for such interventions due to its relatively low rates of retention to Year 12 and low tertiary participation rates. This paper…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Rural Areas, Social Problems, School Holding Power
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Henderson, Robyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Seasonal farm workers play an important economic role through their contributions to annual harvests and the fact that they spend income in the community where they sojourn. However, research shows that farm workers and other temporary residents are often socially marginalised in rural communities and feel as though they are outsiders who do not…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Agricultural Laborers, Migrants, Foreign Countries
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Seelig, Jennifer L. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper examines the effects of declining student enrolment and population loss on one rural school district in the United States, as well as the district's strategies to mitigate these effects. In the state of Wisconsin, the relationship between student enrolment and school funding destabilises rural school districts experiencing population…
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Rural Schools, Competition, Population Trends
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Lasselle, Laurence – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper presents an exploratory analysis of young people's perceptions and attitudes towards their potential progression to higher education in rural areas of Scotland. These young people belonged to three state secondary schools whose catchment areas were mainly rural. All were in S5/Year 12 or S6/Year 13 and aged 16 years and over. They…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Rural Areas, Secondary School Students
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Lúcio, Joana; Ferreira, Fernando – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
"À Descoberta do Mundo Rural" [Discovering the Rural World] was a 15-month-long project, based on a partnership between the Institute of Educational Communities (ICE) and the Portuguese Association for Local Development (ANIMAR), both Portuguese NGOs, and financed by national and European funds. Its purpose was to identify and give…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Community Development, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education
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Gill, Peter Edward – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Island studies have rarely focused on the role of small schools on offshore islands. Island schools are often impacted by the decisions of national, regional and local educational authorities, particularly in today's world where diseconomic and disbenefit arguments highlight the non-viability of small schools. Such schools are seen as unable to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Rural Education, Small Schools
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McPherson, Amy; Roberts, Philip; Downes, Natalie – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Sustainability is a central challenge facing the future viability of Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) communities in rural Australia. Faced with environmental uncertainty and its associated community impacts, sustainability has at once been positioned as the path to a prosperous future and a flash point of community conflict. Key to these tensions has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Paredes-Labra, Joaquin; Tello, Inmaculado; Kachinovsky, Alicia – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
The aim of this study was to learn how the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program in rural schools of a Southern European country offers opportunities to children, helps parents to get information and creates links with families and neighbours. The methodology was qualitative, with deep interviews with teachers, principals, parents and students from…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Rural Education, Computer Uses in Education, Laptop Computers
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Abbott-Chapman, Joan; Johnston, Robbie; Jetson, Tim – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
The paper discusses qualitative findings from an in-depth study of the school choices of 65 parents living in rural and remote areas of Tasmania and their views about the need for their children to move out of the area to pursue education at secondary and post-secondary level. A constructivist analysis of open-ended survey questions and focus…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, School Choice, Rural Areas, Decision Making
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Smith, Caroline; Fraser, Sharon P.; Corbett, Michael – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
In spite of being relatively wealthy and resource-rich, a persistent narrative of the island state of Tasmania is the deficit framing of its regional and rural education where, under the placeless and mobile orientation of hypermodernity, the only serious option for success for its young is to leave their communities. This paper presents a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Barriers, Access to Education
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Cruz-Arcila, Ferney – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Drawing on a larger study of the current state of affairs of English language teaching (ELT) in rural Colombia, this paper interrogates the social impact which education policies promoting English have been associated with. Informed mainly by Nancy Fraser's theory of social justice, I analyse teachers' narratives (obtained through interviews and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy
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Gouwens, Judith A.; Henderson, Robyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
In the current context of extensive national and cross-cultural migration, the education of migrant and refugee children is an important and critical consideration. In the U.S., the education of migrant children--who move with their farm worker parents within states, across state borders and sometimes across national borders--brings challenges…
Descriptors: Mothers, Barriers, Migrant Education, Family Literacy
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Johansson, Monica – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This article is based on an ethnographic case study and highlights the importance of spatial dimensions and spatial inequality as means of understanding the participation of a group of youths living in a sparsely populated rural area of Sweden. The analysis took as its starting point Doreen Massey's conceptualisation of place and space as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Secondary School Students, Student Participation
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Corbett, Michael; Fraser, Sharon; Reaburn, Robyn; Smith, Heidi; Roberts, Janine; Fielding-Wells, Jill – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper analyses a community-based educational program involving private and public sector partners instituted in a small city in northern Tasmania. The program represents part of a state-wide initiative to challenge the persistence of structural educational disadvantage and what is understood to be an entrenched "culture" that is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Attitudes, Expectation, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Hawkins, Cherie-Lynn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
The notion of 'raising aspirations' to widen participation in higher education and increase attainment has dominated policy discourse globally for the past decade. Projects and campaigns that aim to increase participation and attainment in education therefore typically focus on student aspirations. This is certainly the case in the Tasmanian…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adolescents, Females, Foreign Countries
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