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Lyons, Terry; Quinn, Frances – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
This paper reports findings from the Choosing Science study (Lyons & Quinn, 2010) indicating that Australian Year 10 students in small rural or remote areas tend to regard their science lessons as less relevant than do students in larger towns and cities. Specifically, those in small rural or remote schools were significantly more inclined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Rural Areas, Student Attitudes
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Major, Jae; Wilkinson, Jane; Langat, Kip; Santoro, Ninetta – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This article discusses literature pertaining to the settlement of African refugees in regional and rural Australia, particularly focusing on the specific challenges and opportunities faced by Sudanese young people of refugee background in education. Drawing on a pilot study of the out-of-school resources of regionally located young Sudanese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Rural Areas, Social Capital
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O'Neill, Brian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
What makes a successful rural P-12 school? This paper will review the notions of a successful school and will challenge the dominant voice of quantitative data as the yardstick for such success. In doing so, this paper will focus on qualitative measures including those aspects which are ignored by the quantitative data. Reference will be made to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Success, School Effectiveness, Rural Schools
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Trinidad, Sue; Broadley, Tania; Terry, Emmy; Boyd, Don; Lock, Graeme; Sharplin, Elaine; Ledger, Sue – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This paper reports on the outcomes of a two year ALTC Competitive Research and Development Project that aimed to "Develop Strategies at the Pre-Service Level to Address Critical Teacher Attraction and Retention Issues in Australian Rural, Regional and Remote Schools". As well as developing a "training framework" and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Rural Education, Indigenous Populations
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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; 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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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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Bostock, Louise; Boon, Helen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
The impetus for the study reported in this paper was Queensland's poor performance on 2008's NAPLAN testing, the Queensland Education Performance Review (Department of Education and Training, [DET]2009b) that followed and the subsequent adoption of pre-registration tests for aspiring Primary and Early Childhood teachers (Queensland College of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Rural Education, Foreign Countries, English
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Penman, Joy; Oliver, Mary – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
In response to the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board's introduction in 2010 of the new Research Project subject, the University of South Australia's Centre for Participation and Community Engagement took the opportunity to engage further with school students by organising the Research Ready Program. The adoption of the program…
Descriptors: High School Students, Research Projects, Foreign Countries, Educational Needs
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Belcastro, Lauren; Boon, Helen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
The current "Education Revolution" in Australia has witnessed the shift to greater accountability in outcomes, transparency in practice, and comparable data at a national level. The National Assessment Program as endorsed by MYCEEDYA and implemented by ACARA, has come to encompass NAPLAN testing, which was quick to become a household…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Stakeholders, Motivation
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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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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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Sawyer, Janet; Penman, Joy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This study investigated the pattern of teaching of healthy computing skills to high school students in South Australia. A survey approach was used to collect data, specifically to determine the emphasis placed by schools on ergonomics that relate to computer use. Participating schools were recruited through the Department for Education and Child…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods