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Title: Virtual provision for gifted secondary school students: Keeping the best and brightest in the bush
Contributor(s): Bannister, Barbara  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2019-02-13
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Abstract/Context: This evaluative research, using mixed methods in a case study approach, investigated the perceived value of an academically selective virtual high school in Western NSW Region. The thesis describes how gifted students remained in rural, regional and remote areas with their family and attended their local government high school, whilst undertaking fast-paced differentiated curriculum offerings that met their academic needs in English, mathematics and science in an online environment. The value of this provision, as perceived by the students and their families was very positive with regional, rural and remote students consistently attaining academic results comparable to a metropolitan selective high school whilst feeling a real sense of belonging to two schools. Keeping the best and brightest in the bush contributed to a dynamic social fabric in the schools and communities of these rural, regional and remote students.
Publication Type: Dataset
Field of Research (FOR): 130106 Secondary Education
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Keywords: Virtual education provision
Gifted education
Online secondary education
Secondary education
Rural, regional and remote education
Secondary science pedagogy
Secondary mathematics pedagogy
Secondary English pedagogy
Staff development in technology use
ICT in secondary education
Selective high school
Big fish little pond effect
Self-regulation and learning
21st century skill development
21st century learning
Vibrant rural communities
Brain drain
Evaluation of education
Zero footprint timetable
HERDC Category Description: X Dataset
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Primary Contact Details: Barbara Bannister, -
Dataset Custodian Details: Barbara Bannister -
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