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AIJRE
Australian & International Journal for Rural Education

The Australian and International Journal of Rural Education (AIJRE) is an international medium for educators with an interest in the provision of education in rural contexts. The Journal is interdisciplinary and publishes integrative reviews, scholarly accounts of educational research relevant to rural education, research reports, book reviews and feature articles likely to be of interest to the readership. The focus of the Journal is on addressing issues, challenges, developments and opportunities in rural education globally.

Contributions are welcome from both members and non members of SPERA, as are contributions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives at any level of education.

The Journal will publish submissions which, for example:

  • Promote the development of rural education scholarship;
  • Disseminate innovative ideas, actions, programs and policies in rural education;
  • Link people interested in providing quality learning experiences in rural contexts;
  • Provide a forum for new ideas and innovations in rural education;
  • Share information and findings related to rural education issues and the development of programs.

Australian Rural Education Awards – Now OPEN

2022 awards now OPEN Australian Rural Education Awards (AREAs) have been awarded annually since 1994 to recognise excellence in rural education in Australia. Apply now for a 2022 Australian Rural Education Award!

AIJRE: Rural Professional Learning: Systemic and Student Perspectives

In this March 2022 Edition of AIJRE, these perspectives relate to teacher education, rural clinical placements, rural pathways to university, and credentialling of remote education tutors.

AIJRE Nov 2021 issue: Connecting Rural and Urban Education Research

In this special issue of the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, a collection of international authors considers how their work and experiences in rural education research can inform, and sometimes even improve, urban-based education research.

National Conference for Regional, Rural and Remote Education October 2022

Barossa Valley 12-14 October 2022 Keynote Speaker: The Hon Fiona Nash, Australia’s first Regional Education Commissioner Join us in the Barossa Valley from 12-14 October 2022 The conference theme “Partnerships for Collective Impact” aims to position community at the centre of a strength-based model for regional, rural and remote education, whereby institutions recognise and partner […]

2021 AREAs

The 2021 Australian Rural Education Awards were announced at the National Conference for Regional, Rural and Remote Education Webinar on 24 May 2021. Since 1994, the Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) has been awarded annually to an institution, organisation or industry to recognise excellence in rural education in Australia.

2021 Rural Education Research Portal

Launched at the 2021 National Conference for Regional, Rural & Remote Education (NCRRRE) Webinar, this resource combines 58 rural education abstracts and author contacts, recordings of the Rural Education Webinar and video resources previewed, Heywire vids and 2021 Australian Rural Education Award winning projects. 2021 Rural Education Webinar Monday 24 May 2021 – Recording Heywire […]

2021 Area Awards Announced

2021 Call for Nominations Since 1994, the Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) has been awarded annually to an institution, organisation or industry to recognise excellence in rural education in Australia. Category 1: Existing projects that demonstrate a proven link between a rural, regional and/or remote school or learning context and the local community, and benefitting a defined group. Category […]

AIJRE: Community as an Anchor, Compass and Map for Thriving Rural Education

Current issue of the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education Community as an Anchor, Compass and Map for Thriving Rural Education The papers presented in this issue gravitate around notions of community within rural, regional and remote education. These concepts of community are not new to us in education, particularly those of us with […]

2020 SPERA AGM

The 2020 SPERA Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 1 October 2020, for the first time in SPERA’s history via zoom. Many thanks to the members who were able to attend. SPERA 2020 AGM Package

AIJRE Journal No 2 2020 – Boarding Schools for rural and remote families: panacea or problem?

The Australian and International Journal of Rural Education has just released Vol 30 No 2 (2020): Boarding Schools for rural and remote families: panacea or problem? Families living in rural and remote communities often face a difficult choice when their children reach high school age. When there is no local high school, or what is […]