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2018 RRR Photo Gallery

Kimberley, Western Australia. Submitted by Sue Trinidad.

2018 RRR Photo Gallery

Broome, Western Australia. Submitted by Richard Lobb.

2018 RRR Photo Gallery

Katanning, Western Australia. Submitted by Susan Ledger.

2018 RRR Photo Gallery

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.


2019 SPERA Conference!

Improving Rural Education: Connectedness, Communities & Collaboration

Where: QUT Kelvin Grove campus, Brisbane, Queensland

When: 2nd October to 4th October 2019

2 October:     Emerging Rural Scholars Summit (optional 1st day)
3-4 October:  2019 Spera Conference (2 days)

Registration: Opens May 2019

Further info & call for Abstracts – Now Open!


ISFIRE – International Symposium For Innovation in Rural Education

Symposium Details

Where: Perth, Scotland

When: 7th August to 9th August 2020

2020 ISFIRE Conference Theme:

‘Educating for Cultural Sustainability: Innovating for the Future’

AIJRE Special Issue Proposals Invited

We are calling for a Special Issue topic and special editor.  If you are interested please, identify the theme of the proposal and highlight the significance for the advancement of…

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AIJRE Vol 29 No 1 (2019): Rural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Why the need for a special edition on First Nations ruraleducation? Surprisingly,there is almost no literature within Australia that discusses the significance of ruralityin First Nations education.Many research articles describe…

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2018 AREA Winners

Congratulations 2018 Australian Rural Education Award Winners!
At the 2018 SPERA Conference, three fantastic AREAs were presented.

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