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.
SPERA has as its goals the advancement of education opportunities in rural Australia by:
- serving as a national advocate for rural education
- promoting delivery systems that bring about efficient and effective learning; and
- collating and disseminating information on the provision of education in rural Australia.