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Kimberley, Western Australia. Submitted by Sue Trinidad.

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Broome, Western Australia. Submitted by Richard Lobb.

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Katanning, Western Australia. Submitted by Susan Ledger.

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Mount Barker, Western Australia. Submitted by Lyn Vernon.

Welcome to SPERA


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
Resource Portal

Many thanks to all those who were able to join our Webinar on 24 May 2021! We were delighted to be joined by Simone Tunbridge from ABC Heywire, the NCEHE research fellows, learn the 2021 AREA awards and also heard from some inspiring regional students about their education journeys.

The Webinar recording, video presentations and 58 Abstract Submissions and Author contact details are now available here.


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 11 June 2021.

For further information go to: https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/isfire2020/

2021 Rural Education Research

Launched at the 2021 National Conference for Regional, Rural & Remote Education (NCRRRE) Webinar, this resource combines 58 rural education abstracts and author contacts, recordings of the Rural Education Webinar…

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2021 Area Awards Announced

2021 Call for Nominations Since 1994, the Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) has been awarded annually to an institution, organisation or industry to recognise excellence in rural education in Australia. Category…

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New issue of AIJRE: Community as an Anchor, Compass and Map for Thriving Rural Education

Current issue of the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education Community as an Anchor, Compass and Map for Thriving Rural Education The papers presented in this issue gravitate around…

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