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.
Thank you to everyone for a brilliant 2018 conference at Curtin University, Perth. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the 35th SPERA conference in 2019!
SAVE THE DATE 2019 SPERA Conference
Where: QUT Kelvin Grove campus, Brisbane, Queensland
When: 2nd October to 4th October 2019
2019 SPERA Conference Subthemes:
- Building digital connections for rural communities
- Ensuring rural communities’ well-being
- Sharing innovation in ‘rural’ collaboration
- Connecting the global and the rural
- Community learning and sharing
- Resourcing an interconnected approach
The Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) promotes a positive view of education and training in rural and remote Australia. Our organisation achieves this goal by linking people with a diverse range of interests who are united by a common mission: to develop innovative practices to overcome the inequities created by the tyranny of distance. An underlying principle which guides our organisation’s activities is the provision of equality of educational opportunity. This year’s conference theme is quite pertinent—“Access for All: Equity Matters”.