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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:
Informing a creative tomorrow, 21-23 April Barossa Valley 2021

The NCRRE will bring together teachers, principals, university professional and academic staff, educational leaders, equity and widening participation practitioners, all community owned Regional Universities Centres and their boards, government departments, policy makers, not-for-profit organisations and anyone interested in RRR education and community development. or contact Conference Director Chris Ronan chris@cep.org.au

Submissions to present at this conference are now open until 30 November 2020. Three types of submissions are welcomed: Academic abstracts for presentations of research, emerging initiatives exploring innovative ideas in education, and case studies from schools, regional university centres, universities and others working in RRR education.




International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education

ISFIRE 2021 Educating for Cultural Sustainability: Innovation for the Future

ISFIRE focuses on the obligation of the global education community to influence policy aimed at delivering equitable and socially just outcomes for rural students. ISFIRE offers an international forum for sharing research findings, innovative ideas and evaluated approaches linked to positive, practical action. In our current global context, ISFIRE 2021 offers an opportunity for the rural education community to come together to celebrate the importance of rural education, discuss our common challenges, explore how research informs our rural practice, and share solutions to raise the profile of the teaching profession, support student learning, and recognise school leaders.

August 2021, Perth, Scotland

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

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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The 2020 SPERA Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 1 October 2020, for the first time in SPERA’s history via zoom. Many thanks to the members who were able…

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AIJRE Journal No 2 2020 – Boarding Schools for rural and remote families: panacea or problem?

The Australian and International Journal of Rural Education has just released Vol 30 No 2 (2020): Boarding Schools for rural and remote families: panacea or problem? Families living in rural…

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