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National Conference for Regional, Rural and Remote Education

Coffs Harbour 13-15 August

The 2024 National Conference for Regional, Rural and Remote Education (NCRRRE) theme “Growth Through Equity” aims to highlight strength-based models for regional, rural and remote education, whereby education providers recognise and partner with the rich knowledge, experiences, skills and diversity that local communities have, and provide opportunity to all.

The conference aims to highlight the outstanding work of practitioners and researchers across ALL education sectors, including Early Childhood, Schools, Vocational and Tertiary Education and enable attendees to contribute to policy discussions regarding regional, rural and remote education.

NCRRRE is an inclusive, positive conference with submissions from first-time presenters and students warmly welcomed.

Conference Sub-themes include: 

  • Connections between industry, education and communities
  • Pathways for education at all levels
  • Student engagement, aspiration and motivation
  • Strengthening and networking rural education research

The conference objectives are to:

  • Challenge researchers, practitioners and policymakers to analyse current challenges and opportunities, identify emerging issues, and develop ways forward;
  • Recognise the significance of First Nations peoples – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia and their knowledge, perspectives and experiences are important in shaping future developments in regional, rural and remote education;
  • Contribute to the evidence base and practice of enhancing regional, rural and remote education locally and globally;
  • Develop links with organisations and governments that have similar professional aims or recent experiences relevant to regional, rural and remote education.

The Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) aims to advance 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.