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Thomas, Kym; Ellis, Bronwyn; Kirkham, Renae; Parry, Louka – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
The lower rates of participation in higher education of people from remote areas, together with the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education, make it less likely that students from remote Indigenous communities will aspire to attend university. Educators and community must develop working…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Rural Areas, Indigenous Populations, Academic Aspiration
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Lynch, Timothy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to advocate the resource package for producing quality graduates to work in rural, regional and remote Australia (TERRR Network), using a global perspective. This paper argues that the resource package achieves more than the objectives of the original project; "Developing Strategies at the Pre-service Level to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Rural Education, Global Approach
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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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Boylan, Colin – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
The paper explores the role of the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) and the challenges it has faced as the primary voice for Australian rural educators. The paper charts the origins of SPERA, and the contributions of key people involved in its foundation. The paper then examines the advocacy and impact of SPERA…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Role, Organizations (Groups)
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Richards, Shirley – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
For more than a decade, it has become more of a challenge to both attract and retain quality pre-service teachers to both rural and remote locations within Australia. Many pre-service teachers are reluctant to leave a preferred metropolitan location to undertake a rural or remote professional experience and often have negative views concerning…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Employment, Rural Areas
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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
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Miller, Judith; Puglisi, Lauren; Perry, Janine – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Inactivity has been linked to a range of lifestyle conditions such as hypertension, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease (World Health Organisation, 2009). Engagement in physical activity and in sport has been consistently reported to decline as the general population ages (Telama et al., 2005). In particular, the age of adolescence has…
Descriptors: Females, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Adolescents
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Brady, Tony – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This paper examines the Rural Schools of Queensland. Starting with Nambour in 1917, the scheme incorporated thirty schools, and operated for over forty years. The rhetoric of the day was that boys and girls from the senior classes of primary school would be provided with elementary instruction of a practical character. In reality, the subjects…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Educational History
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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)