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Nagy, Judy; Robinson, Susan R. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
The massification and globalization of higher education, combined with the widespread adoption of processes underpinning accreditation and quality control of university programs, have tended to result in learning contexts that are increasingly narrowly conceived and tightly controlled. Underlying many quality control measures is a "one size…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Quality Control, Rural Education
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Reading, Chris; Auh, Myung-Sook; Pegg, John; Cybula, Peter – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
The need for Australian school students to develop a strong understanding of Asian culture has been recognised in the cross-curriculum priority, "Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia," of the Australian Curriculum. School students in rural and remote Australia have limited opportunities to engage with Asians and learn about their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Videoconferencing, Asian Culture
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Drummond, Aaron; Halsey, R. John – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
The journal "Education in Rural Australia" (now the "Australian and International Journal of Rural Education") has been in existence since 1991. During the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) period, the journal maintained a B ranking, indicating that it was a quality journal within a specialised field. With the abolishment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citation Indexes, Citation Analysis, Rural Education
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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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Lyons, Terry; Quinn, Frances – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This paper reports findings from an Australian survey of Year 10 students (N=3759) indicating that those in small rural and remote areas tend to enjoy school science significantly less than their peers in larger towns and cities (Lyons & Quinn, 2010). The study also found that rural and remote students were less inclined than those in other…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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Drummond, Aaron – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
In 2008 it was agreed by the Australian Education Ministers that a national curriculum be implemented with the rationale that it would help to ensure high quality education for all young Australians (ACARA, 2012b). One reason for the shift to a standardised national curriculum is so that "School and curriculum authorities can collaborate to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries