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Journal Team

The Australian and International Journal of Rural Education is the journal of the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia. AIJRE is peer-reviewed and accepts submissions electronically.

Sue Ledger

Vice President, Journal Board

Sue Ledger, Murdoch University. (Dip Ed –Primary/ECE, B.Ed, Grad Dip, M.Ed, PhD candidate). Associate Dean of Engagement and School Partnership at Murdoch’s School of Education. Sue’s teaching and research interests include: policy, practices and issues related to teaching and learning to teach diverse contexts: International Education, Rural and Remote Education. She is currently exploring the use of mixed reality learning environments to better prepare preservice and teachers for these contexts. Since her PhD she explores convergence and divergence between rural and international schooling.

She represents Murdoch University on a range of committees associated with Rural and Remote . Teaching and Learning and International Education. Sue has taught and held administrative positions in a wide range of rural and remote schools throughout WA and overseas.





    Paula Jervis-Tracey

    Journal Board

    Paula Jervis-Tracey is is an academic with the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University and has worked in the area of professional experience in Initial Teacher Education Programs for the past 10 years. In so doing she has worked extensively with both final year pre-service teacher and industry in preparing and shaping new graduates as they enter the teaching profession, particularly in rural contexts. Additionally in her role as Director of Professional Experience she worked with many schools and pre-service teachers on issues relating to the misuse of social media.Jervis-Tracey’s research is primarily concerned with initial teacher education and issues concerning beginning teachers (including rural education and preparation, induction and teacher professionalism, and mentoring). Major current and recent research includes an ARC Discovery on Managing tensions in professional statutory practice: Living and working in rural and remote communities; as well as two other Griffith grants for learning and teaching focussing on novice teacher induction and support.

      Jodie Kline

      Journal Board

      Dr Jodie Kline’s research interests include rural (teacher) education and social inclusion. Jodie has been a Chief Investigator on a number of large-scale teacher education projects aimed at reducing inequality in rural settings. Her current appointment is as a Research Fellow for the Studying the Effectiveness of Teacher Education project (ARC Linkage). She is a reviewer for academic journals including the Journal of Research in Rural Education and The Australian Educational Researcher, and a reviewer for the Deakin University Faculty of Arts and Education Human Ethics Advisory Group. Jodie has taught within the Sociology and Political Science programs at the University of Melbourne, and in the Social Sciences at Deakin University. Jodie’s PhD explored political resistance in marginalised communities.

        Tania Broadley

        Journal Board

        Associate Professor Tania Broadley (BEd.(Hons), PhD) is Academic Lead of the Curtin Learning Institute at Curtin University.Tania provides leadership in professional learning and academic development within Curtin. Her previous role in the Curtin Business School provided academic development and expertise in enhancing student learning through innovative teaching and technology strategies. Tania continues to conduct research into Teacher Education, which follows on from her background as Lecturer in Educational Technology for the School of Education at Curtin University, Tania taught in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, both face to face and online including Open University Australia (OUA) and regional programs. Tania’s expertise in rural and remote education is grounded in her PhD study and earlier work as a Research Associate with the Western Australian Hub of the National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR). Tania has taught K-6 in government, catholic and independent schools.