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Australian and International Journal of Rural Education

The Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, which is the scholarly publication of the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA), is an international medium for educators and researchers with an interest in the provision of education in rural contexts. Previously titled Education in Rural Australia, the Journal has been publishing papers which cover a wide range of interests and concerns related to rural, remote and distance education since 1991. A list of the contents of the Journal and past issues can be found by following the links at

Contributions are welcome from both members and non-members of SPERA on any aspect of rural education and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives at any level of education. The focus of the Journal is on addressing issues, challenges, developments and opportunities in rural education globally, and we encourage submissions which, for example:

  • Promote the development of education in rural Australia
  • 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

The Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, publishes papers (up to 6000 words) that have not been published elsewhere which may be scholarly accounts of educational research relevant to rural education, research reports, book reviews or feature articles. All submissions are double blind refereed.

Editorial Committee:

  • Dr Aaron Drummond, Flinders University - Chief Policy Editor
  • Dr Sue Ledger, Murdoch University - Chief Policy Officer
  • Dr Tania Broadley, Curtin University - Chief Editor Production
  • Dr Jodie Kline, Deakin University - Chief Editor Production
  • Dr Paula Jervis-Tracey, Griffith University - Chief Editor Review
  • Dr Elaine Sharplin, University of Southern Queensland - Chief Editor Review


To access the AIJRE you must be a member of SPERA or have a subscription to the Journal. Please visit the SPERA website to activate one of these options.

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