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Chasms in Student Achievement: Exploring the Rural-metropolitan Divide

Education in Rural Australia
Volume 17 Issue 2 (2007)

Abstract: Australia.s education system has attracted much recognition over the last few years due to the above average achievement of our students when compared to other OECD countries in large-scale international tests in science, numeracy and literacy. However, when these results are analysed more closely, large gaps emerge in student achievement between remote, rural and metropolitan schools. In this paper, data highlighting the extent of the problem, particularly in the areas of mathematics and science are presented. Following this we provide some of the strategies being implemented on a national scale to support science, mathematics and information and communication technology (ICT) educators working in rural Australia.

To cite this article: Panizzon, Debra and Pegg, John. Chasms in Student Achievement: Exploring the Rural-metropolitan Divide [online]. Education in Rural Australia, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2007: 3-20. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=287612265364606;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1036-0026. [cited 25 Sep 16].

Personal Author: Panizzon, Debra; Pegg, John; Source: Education in Rural Australia, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2007: 3-20 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1036-0026 Subject: Academic achievement; Education, Rural; Rural schools; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Deputy Director, Flinders Centre for Science Education, National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology
(2) Professor and Director, National SiMERR Centre, University of New England, email: jpegg@une.edu.au

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection