Welcome to SPERA
The Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) consists of people who share a common concern and commitment to the maintenance and development of appropriate educational opportunities for rural communities in Australia. SPERA began in 1984 and has members in all Australian states and territories. The society holds an annual conference each year and produces regular newsletters and journals for its members.
National Conference for Regional, Rural and Remote Education:
Informing a creative tomorrow – Now online
The recent COVID-19 snap lockdowns have created much uncertainty for interstate travel. As a result, many organisations have restricted the ability of their staff to travel interstate. Unfortunately, this has reduced the viability of the National Conference for Regional, Rural and Remote Education in the Barossa Valley and we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the physical conference.
Despite this disappointing news, we are currently developing a program for delegates to share their research, ideas, best practice, and stories in an online format. We will have more information on how to participate very soon.
International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education
ISFIRE 2021 Educating for Cultural Sustainability: Innovation for the Future
ISFIRE 2021, co-hosted by the University of the Highlands and Islands, Perth College (Scotland) and The Simmer National Research Centre at the University of New England (Australia), will be a fully virtual symposium from 3 to 6 August 2021. ISFIRE provides an international forum for sharing research findings, innovative ideas and evaluated approaches linked to positive, practical action with educators from around the world without the expense and danger of overseas travel. ISFIRE focuses on the obligation of the global education community to influence the delivery of equitable and socially just outcomes for rural students. In the lead-up to ISFIRE2021 there will be a Pre-symposium Emerging Rural Scholars Summit held on the 2 August 2021. The ISFIRE2021
Call for Presentations is now open and you are encouraged to submit an abstract before 21 May 2021.