Virtual School Meanderings

May 13, 2016

Article Notice – The Straight Truth About Online Learning In The Straits: An Investigation Into The Nature Of Education In A Rural And Remote Region Of Newfoundland And Labrador

A notice of this article of mine that was recently published.

Mulcahy, D., Barbour, M. K., & Lahiri, M. (2016). The straight truth about online learning in the Straits: An investigation into the nature of education in a rural and remote region of Newfoundland and Labrador. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 26(1), 27-41. Retrieved from http://jtlge.curtin.edu.au/index.php/aijre/article/view/181

Abstract

This paper reports on a naturalistic research project that was conducted in response to the educational concerns of the coastal rural communities of Labrador Straits. The research project investigated the current provision of education available to the children and the youth of these communities and found that due to declining population, changing demographics, lack of qualified teaching staff in the region and several other interrelated factors, there was an increased reliance on online learning in the small rural schools of the Straits as well as other rural regions of the province.

May 12, 2016

[AIJRE] New Issue Published

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Readers:

The Australian and International Journal of Rural Education has just
published its latest issue at http://jtlge.curtin.edu.au/index.php/aijre.
The Editors invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit
our web site to review articles which we hope you will find interesting.

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

Best wishes

Editorial Team

Di Gardiner
Curtin University
diane.gardiner@curtin.edu.au
Di Gardiner
Journal Manager

Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Vol 26, No 1 (2016)
Table of Contents
http://jtlge.curtin.edu.au/index.php/aijre/issue/view/26

EDITORIAL
——–
Editorial (1-2)
Jodie Kline,    Aaron Drummond

JOURNAL PAPERS
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Student teachers’ placement experiences in a familiar school setting: Local
community partnerships with a distance ITE program (3-16)
Bill Ussher

Pre-service teacher education in Nauru: Where, who, and why (17-26)
Penelope Serow, Neil Taylor,    Emily Angell

The straight truth about online learning in the Straits: An investigation
into the nature of education in a rural and remote region of Newfoundland
and Labrador (27-41)
Dennis Mulcahy, Michael K. Barbour,     Minakshi Lahiri

Rural first year university science students: As engaged, aspirational and
motivated as anyone but different science ‘choices’ in Year 12 and
university. (42-53)
Frances Quinn,  Terry Lyons

The financial literacy of young people:Socioeconomic status, language
background, and the rural-urban chasm (54-66)
Paul Ali,       Malcolm Anderson,       Cosima McRae,   Ian Ramsey

Teacher and university educator perspectives on teaching languages in rural
settings: A sonata form case study (67-82)
Jenny Evans,    Anne-Marie Morgan

‘Working from the boot of a red falcon’:The impact of major fires in four
Australian schools (83-98)
Adele Nye

Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
http://jtlge.curtin.edu.au/index.php/aijre

January 30, 2016

[CNIE-L] BOLDE research bank update

From Thursday’s inbox…

To all BOLDE research bank users

86 new Australian records have just been added to the Blended, Online Learning and Distance Education research bank, taking total number of records to 11728.

See October-December 2015 additions for latest.

Regards
Barbara Spiller

The Australian Council for Educational Research acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Lands across Australia and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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December 11, 2015

[AIJRE] New Issue Published

Also from Tuesdays inbox…

Readers:

The Australian and International Journal of Rural Education has now
published its latest issue at http://jtlge.curtin.edu.au/index.php/aijre.
This final issue for 2015 is the Special Issue: What next for rural
education research? with guest Editors Philip Roberts and Hernan Cuervo. We
invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site
to review the articles.

Thank you for the continuing interest in our work,

Editorial Panel: Tania Broadley, Aaron Drummond, Sue Ledger, Jodie Kline,
Paula Jervis-Tracey and Elaine Sharplin.

Di Gardiner
Curtin University
diane.gardiner@curtin.edu.au
Journal Manager

Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Vol 25, No 3 (2015): Special Issue: What next for rural education research?
Table of Contents
http://jtlge.curtin.edu.au/index.php/aijre/issue/view/25

EDITORIAL
——–
What next for rural education research? (1-8)
Philip Roberts, Hernan Cuervo

JOURNAL PAPERS
——–
Rural education: Some sociological provocations for the field (9-25)
Michael Corbett

Australian rural educational research: A geographical perspective (26-35)
Barbara Pini,   Robyn Mayes

Australian education and rural-regional sustainability (36-49)
Bill Green

Extending the knowledge base for (rural) teacher educators (50-61)
Simone White

From paradise to beyond: Geographical constructs and how they shape
education in the ‘bush’. (62-79)
John Guenther,  John Halsey,    Sam Osborne

Valuing rural meanings:The work of the parent supervisors challenging
dominant educational discourses (80-93)
Natalie Downes, Philip Roberts

Postscript: Towards a better understanding  of rural education in Australia:
Implications for policy and practice (94-99)
Roslyn Capeness

Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
http://jtlge.curtin.edu.au/index.php/aijre

July 23, 2015

Invitation: 31st National SPERA Conference

One for my readers down under (and those who might fancy a trip down under)…

31st National SPERA Conference
SPERA, Australia’s leading advocate for rural education, invites you to its 31st National Conference, 4-6 November 2015. This year, the conference is being hosted by Deakin University’s Centre for Research Educational Futures and Innovation, the School of Education and the Faculty of Arts & Education, and held at Deakin University’s Geelong Waterfront campus, Victoria.
The 2015 conference will bring together a range of pre-service teachers, teachers, school administrators, teacher educators, academics, and community members and parents who are passionate about rural education.
The conference theme this year is Mapping education policy landscapes: rurality and rural futures.
Conference sub-themes include:
  • Education reform
  • Student Engagement, Aspiration and Motivation
  • Pre-Service/ Higher Education
  • Curriculum/ Pedagogy
  • Policy/ Place
  • Partnerships
  • Indigenous/ Aboriginal Education
  • Strengthening and networking rural education research.
Our wonderful line-up of confirmed speakers and performers include:
The annual SPERA conference is a key means of building and strengthening Australia’s rural network. In doing so, we draw together an increasing body of work focused on the implications of education policy and reform for rural students. This is an opportunity to showcase the achievements of, and opportunities available to, researchers, and schools and communities within a complex public policy landscape.
Further information on the conference and abstract submission process is available on the SPERA website.
To register for the conference, please visit the conference registration page. Early bird registrations close Friday 7 August 2015. SPERA members are eligible for discounted registration rates.
Thank you for your support and valuable contribution to rural education in Australia.
Yours sincerely
Mr Brian O’Neill
President
Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA)
P.O. Box 659
Wembley, WA  6913
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