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, Barossa Valley 30 September – 2 October 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions to present at this conference will open shortly. 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 2020 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 2020 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.
5-7 August 2020, Perth, Scotland