The impact of drought on secondary education access in Australia’s rural and remote areas: a report to DEST and the Rural Education Program of FRRR


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Author: Alston, Margaret; Kent, Jenny

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Charles Sturt University. Centre for Rural Social Research (ILWS)


A recent report into the impacts of drought on young people’s access to education in rural and remote Australia has prompted an urgent call for a review of financial support to overcome the tyranny of distance at all levels of education. Research conducted by Charles Sturt University (CSU) academics Professor Margaret Alston and Dr Jenny Kent concluded drought has had significant impacts on access to all levels of schooling from primary to secondary through to tertiary education. The report was funded by the Federal Government and the Rural Education Program of the Foundation for Rural...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Traineeship; Performance; Providers of education and training; Youth; Economics; Students; Employment; Culture and society; Industry; Demographics; Teaching and learning

Keywords: VET in schools; Trainee; Family; School; School leavers; Economic conditions; Schooling; Community; Rural; Population; Education; Training

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales: CSU, 2006

Physical description: 216 p.

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ISBN: 1864671750

Statement of responsibility: Margaret Alston and Jenny Kent

Rural Education Program (REP); Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 91.129

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