Educating for Cultural Understanding in Rural Communities

A Case Study


  • Bob Hill Charles Sturt University
  • Noel Thomas Charles Sturt University



Australians are being encouraged to know more about Asia yet in Australia there is evidence of a backlash against multiculturalism which is fuelled in part by ignorance. The future of rural economies may depend upon our ability to create ties between rural Australia and our Asian neighbours and customers. This article describes the Australia-Indonesia Rural Education Program (AlREP) which was designed to increase mutual understanding between Indonesian trainee teachers and rural communities in western NSW.




How to Cite

Hill, B., & Thomas, N. (1997). Educating for Cultural Understanding in Rural Communities: A Case Study. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 7(1), 1–6.