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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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Henderson, Robyn; Noble, Karen; Cross, Kathleen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This paper describes a strategy, designed by a faculty of education in a regional Australian university, to induct pre-service educators into the education profession. It then focuses on one component of the strategy, an initiative called Education Commons. This initiative uses a model of critical reflection to engage pre-service educators in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Strategies
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Bosua, Rachelle; Evans, Nina; Sawyer, Janet – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are major sources of prosperity and employment and are viewed as critical to regional development in Australia. A key factor to foster productivity and growth in SMEs is their ability to identify, acquire, transform and exploit external knowledge. This ability, referred to as the "absorptive capacity…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Mass Media, Regional Characteristics, Small Businesses
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Wilson, Sue – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Engaging successfully in the modern technological society requires a command of mathematics. Hence, successfully engaging with mathematics has social, economic and political implications. There has been a history over a long period of time of significant numbers of people not forming productive relationships with learning mathematics. Failure in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Rural Areas, Preservice Teachers, Investigations
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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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Penman, Joy; Sawyer, Janet – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This paper discusses an initiative titled UniReady Program for Multicultural Groups that was conducted at the University of South Australia's Centre for Regional Engagement located in the city of Whyalla. Immigrant families are currently being attracted to the city due to regional employment opportunities and are potential university students. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Nontraditional Students, Universities
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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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Downes, Natalie – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
For a number of very remote students in Australia, distance education is regarded as the most effective means of providing access to primary school education. For these students isolation is experienced not only in relation to distance from a physical school, but also from a professionally trained educator and the instructional benefits this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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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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Eighmy, Myron A.; Hall, Thomas – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This study was conducted to determine what the Extension Service's community roles and responses were during flood events and what should be done to better prepare Extension staff for future flooding in rural and frontier counties. A survey was used to determine the extent Extension staff were prepared to respond to citizen requests for services.…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Counties, Rural Areas, Role
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Boylan, Colin – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
The paper explores the role of the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) and the challenges it has faced as the primary voice for Australian rural educators. The paper charts the origins of SPERA, and the contributions of key people involved in its foundation. The paper then examines the advocacy and impact of SPERA…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Role, Organizations (Groups)
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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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Trinidad, Sue; Broadley, Tania; Terry, Emmy; Boyd, Don; Lock, Graeme; Byrne, Matt; Sharplin, Elaine; Ledger, Sue – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This paper reports on outcomes of Phases One and Two of the ALTC Competitive Research and Development Project "Developing Strategies at the Pre-Service Level to Address Critical Teacher Attraction and Retention Issues in Australian Rural, Regional and Remote Schools". This project funded over two years aims to strengthen the capacity and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Rural Education, Foreign Countries
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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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