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Handal, Boris; Watson, Kevin; Petocz, Peter; Maher, Margaret – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
The difficulty of staffing rural and remote schools has become a global phenomenon. Educational agencies in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries have addressed this issue by developing and implementing creative recruitment models. While many studies have documented reasons why teachers decide to work in rural and…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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Natoli, Riccardo; Jackling, Beverley; Siddique, Salina – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
Efforts to address attrition rates at universities have been driven by Tinto's (1975) model of student engagement with its focus on student: (a) pre entry attributes; (b) academic engagement; and (c) social engagement. Using an ethnographic approach, the study involves interviews with business students to explore the links between these aspects…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Attrition, College Students, Learner Engagement
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Groce, Eric; Groce, Robin – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
In merging social studies education with language arts, classroom teachers are utilizing selections of historical fiction to teach critical literacy skills while also meeting social studies standards. While most of the selections used for teaching history and social studies themes are strong in terms of literary merit, they may be deficient in…
Descriptors: Fiction, Social Studies, History Instruction, Accuracy
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Wildy, Helen; Pepper, Coral – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
Dissatisfaction with long lists of duties as substitutes for standards led to the innovative application of narratives as an alternative approach to the generation and use of standards for school leaders. This paper describes research conducted over nearly a decade in collaboration with the state education authority in Western Australia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Associations, Principals, Administrator Characteristics