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Abdillah, Ali – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
This paper describes the rural community participation within the context of an integrated early childhood development program initiated by the government of Indonesia in partnership with UNICEF and AusAID in Central Lombok (2008-2010). Based on purposive interviews with relevant stakeholders, as well as an analysis of past documents, researchers'…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions
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Furney, Ann-Marie; McDiarmid, Carole – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
This paper describes the development and implementation of the "xsel" program in Western NSW. The program supports identified high school students from regional, rural and remote communities to access the study of English, maths and science at an academically selective level. A program review was undertaken during 2012 using a structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, English Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Barter, Barbara – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
Given the present pace of educational globalization, educators--especially in rural schools--will benefit from an awareness of traditional knowledge as a significant contributor to sustainability. Many countries operate through a system whereby major decision making, especially in such areas as education and health, emanate from state levels of…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Participatory Research
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Henderson, Robyn; Noble, Karen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
In Australian faculties of education, retention and progression issues are paramount within the current neo-liberal climate which emphasises student degree completions. This is particularly the case in regional universities, where many students--often the first in their families to attend university--are from rural, regional and low socio-economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regional Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Discourse Analysis
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Trinidad, Sue; Broadley, Tania; Terry, Emmy; Boyd, Don; Lock, Graeme; Byrne, Matt; Sharplin, Elaine; Ledger, Sue – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This paper reports on outcomes of Phases One and Two of the ALTC Competitive Research and Development Project "Developing Strategies at the Pre-Service Level to Address Critical Teacher Attraction and Retention Issues in Australian Rural, Regional and Remote Schools". This project funded over two years aims to strengthen the capacity and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Rural Education, Foreign Countries
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Sawyer, Janet; Zianian, Tahereh; Evans, Nina; Gillham, David – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This paper describes the research process undertaken in a pilot study conducted at the University of South Australia's Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE), and reports the feedback collected in relation to this process and the project overall. Academic staff and students from CRE's two sites located in the rural and regional cities of Whyalla and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Metacognition
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Lock, Graeme; Budgen, Fiona; Lunay, Ralph; Oakley, Grace – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Teaching in remote schools can prove to be a challenging experience. Twenty three teachers from remote schools, located in Western Australia, were interviewed about their teaching and living experiences in isolated communities. The interview questions were designed to elicit information regarding three areas: demographic information; reasons for…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Sullivan, Anna; Johnson, Bruce – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Early career teachers eager to find employment are often encouraged by employers to accept positions in remote locations which are traditionally difficult to staff. This paper reports research that examined a case study of a graduate teacher employed in a remote school. Drawing on resilience theory, we challenge the profession to consider whether…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Resilience (Psychology)