Education in Rural Australia

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1 Jan 2011

An opinion is presented that the relationship between teacher education and the sustainability of rural communities is reciprocal. Such a reciprocal relationship is explored using research findings of an Australian Research Council funded project (2008-2010) of schools and communities that identified sustainable practices concerning staff...

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1 Jan 2011

Although Business undergraduate studies are available at the University of South Australia's (UniSA) Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE), both at the Whyalla Campus and the Mount Gambier Regional Centre (MGRC), many students from regional South Australia choose to undertake Business degrees in Adelaide, the state...

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1 Jan 2011

A free response survey was administered to 100 self-identified mid and late career teachers in regional New South Wales to determine why they had chosen to work in a rural location, and identify the positive and negative aspects of their choice. This paper focuses on...

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1 Jan 2011

Few studies have investigated pre-service teachers' beliefs and their knowledge of Education for Sustainability (EfS). Where they have, their perceptions of EfS and the instrumentality of their actions have not been linked to their knowledge of EfS. This matter is particularly important to prepare teachers...

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1 Jan 2011

We know that rural young people have less access to higher education than do metropolitan youth, and that the effect of location is a much stronger influence than SES or achievement. We also know that, based on achievement data, many rural young people, who might...

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1 Jan 2011

Hughes (1999) categorised non-work demands such as domestic responsibilities and health of family members (including self) as social contingencies. A literature review on social contingencies, examined from a medical, nursing, and allied health standpoint, revealed that certain factors, especially related to financial matters, impact directly...

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1 Jan 2011

The implementation of strategies for national and global outcomes has in some instances left rural community resources and practices devalued and disturbed and rural people demoralised with the result that local community sustainability has been compromised. Formal education in Australia is about many things, but...

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1 Jan 2011

This ALTC project is a collaborative endeavour between the four public universities involved in teacher education in Western Australia (Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia), focussed on improving the quality of preparation of pre-service teachers for rural, regional...

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1 Jan 2011

A discussion on the role of space, spatiality and history in the sustainability of rural communities is examined with reference to the space and spatial theories of E.W. Soja and some of R. Williams' and G. Davison's perspectives of history. The article also describes the...

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1 Jan 2010

The final stage of a longitudinal research project that focused on identifying the impact of a new university presence in a South Australian regional city is presented in this paper, which continues the account given at the 2009 SPERA Conference. The early stages comprised focus...

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1 Jan 2010

Research about rural education, and education policy directions for rural schools, are set against formal measures of 'disadvantage'. These measures about rural 'disadvantage' have been defined, evaluated and compared to more 'advantaged' provincial and urban schools. Rarely has educational research or policy been 'inverted' to...

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1 Jan 2010

Much is written about teacher leaders and the impact they have in promoting and influencing change. This is a reflection from four teacher leaders from four secondary high schools of a rural, non-government system of schools as they seek to build a capacity in the...

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1 Jan 2010

In order to sustain the rural education community, access to high quality professional development opportunities must become a priority. Teachers in rural areas face many challenges in order to access professional learning equitable to their city counterparts. In the current climate, the Federal government of...

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1 Jan 2009

The Internet offers opportunities for electronic trading in the global marketplace and as such it can provide substantial benefits to a business. Despite this, the rate of adoption of ecommerce by small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) in Australia has been slower than anticipated and these...

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1 Jan 2009

The article discusses descriptive insights into how a national research team located in three Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia is able to maintain a sustained, cohesive approach to achieving sustainable pre-service teacher education. The project is constructing a national picture...

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1 Jan 2009

Rural education and its policy agenda has for many decades primarily focussed upon responding to decline to 'keep things going; keep things open'. While this has been understandable and much has been achieved, it is now opportune - essential? - that rural education and its...

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1 Jan 2008

This paper provides information on the policy strand of an investigation into the Australian Research Council Linkage research project into 'interactive distance e-learning' [IDeL] following the introduction in New South Wales and in the Northern Territory of Australia of satellite-supported two-way broad-band internet services for...

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1 Jan 2008

Recent graduates of pre-service primary/early childhood education programmes completed a written questionnaire to ascertain their teaching locations and professional development needs. Analysis of the data raised important questions concerning the attraction and retention of graduate teachers to non-metropolitan schools, challenging some commonly-held beliefs and revealing...

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1 Jan 2008

This pilot study examined the experiences of 24 teacher education students and nine caregivers who participated in a weekly community play session on a rural University campus in NSW, Australia. Students completed a questionnaire at the beginning of the 13 week semester and at the...

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1 Jan 2007

In recent years, the teaching staff from the Central Queensland school of Wowan State Primary School have been responding to recently released Education Queensland initiatives for whole school literacy planning, 'Literate Futures: Reading' (Education Queensland, 2002), and a framework for pedagogical reform, 'Productive Pedagogies' (Education...