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McLean, Fiona M.; Dixon, Roselyn M.; Verenikina, Irina – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
Teachers in isolated schools are often under-resourced and overwhelmed with additional pressures. Teaching in an isolated community can sometimes challenge teachers' skills and knowledge, particularly when additional pressures such as behavioural issues associated with students with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) like behaviours are present.…
Descriptors: Geographic Isolation, Social Networks, Teacher Associations, Professional Development
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Halsey, R. John; Drummond, Aaron – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
Evidence suggests that there are significant difficulties associated with the attraction and retention of appropriately qualified, high quality teachers and educational leaders (e.g., principals) for rural, regional and remote locations in Australia. Further, educational leadership in these areas carries complex demands, and educational leaders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Teacher Motivation, Geographic Location
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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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Handal, Boris; Watson, Kevin; Petocz, Peter; Maher, Marguerite – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Why teachers in remote and rural schools do not remain longer in their posts is a central concern in Australian education. In particular, the lack of mathematics and science teachers in regional areas has reached critical levels endangering the adequate delivery of the curriculum to thousands of school students. While many teachers' personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
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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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Barter, Barbara – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Placed within the context of rural teaching and learning and the use of new technologies, this paper presents a comparative study of three technological approaches to the presentation of curriculum in schools. Supported by three different research projects in one Canadian province, it highlights three areas of e-learning: the use of video…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Rural Schools, Comparative Analysis
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Ryan, Josephine; Jones, Melitta; Walta, Caroline – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
The study described in this paper Creating an effective practicum model for rural and regional preservice teachers is designed to address the ongoing difficulties experienced by schools and universities as they seek to provide high quality preservice teacher education for individuals in rural areas. Lecturers from the regional campuses of two…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Campuses
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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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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