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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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Evans, Nina; Ziaian, Tahereh; Sawyer, Janet; Gillham, David – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
A pilot study was conducted in a regional university setting to promote awareness of the value of affective teaching and learning amongst staff and students. Academic staff and students from diverse disciplines at University of South Australia's (UniSA) Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE) were recruited to the study. The research investigated…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Regional Characteristics, Pilot Projects, Regional Schools
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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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Drummond, Aaron; Palmer, Matthew A.; Halsey, R. John – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
We examined whether the presence of higher education facilities made regional towns more attractive as potential residences. Metropolitan undergraduate students reported that they were more willing to live in a regional town with (vs. without) a university. Importantly, this applied regardless of whether they intended to work or study at the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Facilities, Quality of Life, Regional Characteristics
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Ellis, Bronwyn J. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This article explores older students' perceptions of formal, non-formal and informal learning in regional South Australia. Drawing on earlier studies as well as a continuing one, it compares: the study motivations of students aged 55 and older enrolled formally in university undergraduate programs; the learning motivations of University of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Older Adults, Surveys
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Wilson, Sue; Lyons, Terry; Quinn, Frances – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Research on the achievement of rural and remote students in science and mathematics is located within a context of falling levels of participation in physical science and mathematics courses in Australian schools, and underrepresentation of rural students in higher education. International studies such as the Programme of International Student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Robinson, Susan R. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Using recent discussions of Isaiah Berlin's two concepts of freedom as a starting point, this paper poses and attempts to answer the question, to what extent are those living in rural and remote communities "free" to pursue their dreams of higher education? What would count as adequate educational opportunity for those embracing regional and rural…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Higher Education, Freedom, Educational Opportunities
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Drummond, Aaron; Halsey, R. John; Lawson, Mike; van Breda, Marja – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
The Bradley report (2008) recommended that there be an increase in the percentage of young Australian's completing a university degree, with a subsequent target set by the Australian Federal Government to 40% of 25-34 years olds holding a first degree by 2025. As students who transition to university following completion of high school in…
Descriptors: Identification, Pilot Projects, Vocational Education, Rural Areas
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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