For school leaders in rural areas, taking on the job is not all about the money, Flinders University research has found.
Aboriginal children in remote areas are in need of a school curriculum that has relevance to their lives and values, according to speakers at a public lecture to be held in Alice Springs.
The vital contribution made by schools to rural and regional centres will be enhanced with Flinders’ offer of a new qualification in educational leadership and management to principals and staff.
Sustainable rural communities are vital to Australia’s wider viability in terms of food production and provision of other basic resources, but if rural schools are not properly supported the survival of such communities is at risk.
A national rural summit at Flinders University has generated draft recommendations across six fields of activity with the aim of enhancing the viability, sustainability and productivity of rural communities.