Virtual School Meanderings

November 16, 2016

[AIJRE] New Issue Published

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

Dear Readers

The Australian and International Journal of Rural Education has just
published its latest issue at

As the Journal is being moved to the SPERA website it has also been
published there. You can access it at
Simply click on the Journal title under the photograph.

The process of migrating the journal to its new home has not been without
its challenges. Over the next week or so all registered users will have
their details entered into the system and a password will be emailed to you.
If you do not receive an email with a new password it means that your
current password should still work. However please do not hesitate to
contact the Journal Manager, Di Gardiner ( with her
name in the subject line, if you have any difficulty accessing the Journal.
You can also just log in and click the forgotten password link which will
allow you to reset it or go directly to the reset password page at

Please note that if your email address changes you should access the Edit My
Profile link and change it.

We apologise for any inconvenience which may be experienced and thank you
for your patience during this transition phase.

We now invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our
web site to engage with the articles which we hope you will find

Thank you for your continuing interest in our work, and we encourage all our
readers to consider contributing to the Journal as authors and/or reviewers.

Best wishes

Editorial Team: Philip Roberts, Sue Ledger, Paula Jervis-Tracey and Elaine

Di Gardiner
Journal Manager

Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Vol 26, No 2 (2016)
Table of Contents

Editorial (1-3)
Phillip Roberts

Rural and regional students’ perceptions of schooling and factors that
influence their aspirations (4-18)
Jane Watson,    Suzie Wright,   Ian Hay,        Kim Beswick,    Jeanne Allen,   Neil

The experience is in the journey: An appreciative case-study investigating
early career teachers employment in rural schools (19-33)
Faye McCallum,  Sarah Hazel

Transitioning from university to teaching in schools located in rural and
remote settings (34-48)
John Ewen See Haynes,   Judith Anne Miller

G’aim’ing to be a rural teacher?: Improving pre-service teachers’ learning
experiences in an online rural and remote teacher preparation course (49-62)
Amanda Heffernan,       Roderick Fogarty,       Elaine Sharplin

Rural school teaching in Zimbabwe: Mentoring experiences of beginning
primary school teachers. (63-76)
Lilian Manwa,   Tabitha Grace Mukeredzi,        Lokadhia Manwa

Australian and International Journal of Rural Education

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