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
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.