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Vol 1 No 1 (1991): Education in Rural Australia

Education in Rural Education (vol. 1) is the first incarnation of what has become the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education. These research articles have been retrieved from the archives and digitised to provide insights into rural and remote education in Australia in the early 1990s. Here Ann Morrow raises issues of social justice for policy and practice within rural and remote education. Ted Scott distinguishes between rural and remote and focuses our attention on the needs of the most remote of learning communities. Margaret Clyde focuses on the needs of pre-school learners within rural contexts, and, Robert Baker and John Andrews explore the reasons why parents pursue boarding school options for their children.

Published: 2019-05-07
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Contributions are welcome from both members and non members of SPERA on any aspect of rural education and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives at any level of education. The focus of the Journal is on addressing issues, challenges, developments and opportunities in rural education globally, and we encourage submissions which, for example:

  • Promote the development of rural education scholarship
  • Disseminate innovative ideas, actions, programs and policies in rural education
  • Link people interested in providing quality learning experiences in rural contexts
  • Provide a forum for new ideas and innovations in rural education
  • Share information and findings related to rural education issues and the development of programs.

The Australian and International Journal of Rural Education publishes peer-reviewed papers which may be scholarly accounts of educational research relevant to rural education, feature articles, research reports or integrative reviews (recommended length 6,000 to 8,000 words including references and endnotes, or at the Editors' discretion) or short articles, reports or book reviews (between 600 and 2,000 words). All submissions are double blind refereed.

Editorial Committee:

  • Dr Sue Ledger, Murdoch University, Australia - Chief Editor Policy.                   
  • Associate Professor Jayne Downey, Montana State University, USA - Chief Editor Review.
  • Dr John Guenther, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.
  • Dr Chad Morrison, Curtin University.
  • Dr Tony Brady, (formerly QUT)
  • Professor Elaine Sharplin, Nazarbayev University, Kazikhstan.

 Consulting Editors:

  • Dr Amanda Heffernan, Monash University, Australia.
  • Associate Professor James Smith, Charles Darwin University, Australia.
  • Dr Cath Gristy, Plymouth University, United Kingdom.
  • Dr HernĂ¡n Cuervo, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Ms Jillian Marchant, James Cook University, Australia.
  • Mr Nadeem Saqlain, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.
  • Professor Karen Noble, Australian Catholic University, Australia.
  • Dr Lynn Walker, University of Canberra, Australia. 

Rural Connections: Celebrating Schools and Communities (Non-refereed section)

  • Richard Lobb, Department of Education WA
  • Ms Natalie Downes, University of Canberra, Australia.
  • Mr Justin Curry, Powlett River Primary School, Australia.

Associate Editors:

  • Dr Jodie Kline, Deakin University, Australia.
  • Dr Aaron Drummond, Massey University, New Zealand.
  • Professor Tania Broadley, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.