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Brady, Tony – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
This paper examines the Rural Schools of Queensland. Starting with Nambour in 1917, the scheme incorporated thirty schools, and operated for over forty years. The rhetoric of the day was that boys and girls from the senior classes of primary school would be provided with elementary instruction of a practical character. In reality, the subjects…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Educational History
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Lock, Graeme; Budgen, Fiona; Lunay, Ralph; Oakley, Grace – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Teaching in remote schools can prove to be a challenging experience. Twenty three teachers from remote schools, located in Western Australia, were interviewed about their teaching and living experiences in isolated communities. The interview questions were designed to elicit information regarding three areas: demographic information; reasons for…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Sullivan, Anna; Johnson, Bruce – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2012
Early career teachers eager to find employment are often encouraged by employers to accept positions in remote locations which are traditionally difficult to staff. This paper reports research that examined a case study of a graduate teacher employed in a remote school. Drawing on resilience theory, we challenge the profession to consider whether…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Resilience (Psychology)
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