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James, Margaret – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
On entering school, rural Australian children from Indigenous backgrounds are thrown into an unfamiliar environment, linguistically and culturally, which sets them up for failure. The author, working closely with elders and community in Alice Springs, has drawn on her considerable experience in both Indigenous education and TESOL to address this…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Lynch, Timothy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to share how sport was used to build relationships between Monash University (Gippsland campus) pre-service education and six rural primary schools during semester one, 2012. Not only was sport used to build partnerships but also to deliver quality Health and Physical Education lessons, offering children sporting…
Descriptors: Athletics, Institutional Cooperation, College School Cooperation, Rural Schools
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Yektiningtyas-Modouw, Wigati; Karna, Sri R. W. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Rural and remote Papua and West Papua are among the most important regions for Indonesia to achieve the second MDG on primary education with equity. Both provinces have gross, net enrolment and literacy rates which barely touch the national averages. Given the distinct political, socio-cultural, and geographical aspects of Papua and West Papua…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Rural Areas, Illiteracy, Indigenous Populations
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Wilson, Sue – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Engaging successfully in the modern technological society requires a command of mathematics. Hence, successfully engaging with mathematics has social, economic and political implications. There has been a history over a long period of time of significant numbers of people not forming productive relationships with learning mathematics. Failure in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Rural Areas, Preservice Teachers, Investigations
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Downes, Natalie – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
For a number of very remote students in Australia, distance education is regarded as the most effective means of providing access to primary school education. For these students isolation is experienced not only in relation to distance from a physical school, but also from a professionally trained educator and the instructional benefits this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Lynch, Timothy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Monash University (Gippsland campus) is situated in Churchill, Latrobe Valley, located in central Gippsland, eastern Victoria. A large percentage of the Gippsland region comprises of a socio-economically disadvantaged population (Figure 1). In Semester One, 2011 as part of the Bachelor of Primary Education course at Monash, it was decided that a…
Descriptors: Safety, Safety Education, Elementary School Teachers, Aquatic Sports