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Barter, Barbara – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
Given the present pace of educational globalization, educators--especially in rural schools--will benefit from an awareness of traditional knowledge as a significant contributor to sustainability. Many countries operate through a system whereby major decision making, especially in such areas as education and health, emanate from state levels of…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Participatory Research
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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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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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Roberts, Philip – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Teachers in rural schools are often caught in a binary between a curriculum and "official" pedagogies that value cosmopolitan ways of being and their own situated concerns for the interests of the students they teach and the communities in which they live. In this paper I draw on the example of two categories of (history) teachers, those…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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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
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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