Who We Are
We are a group of 400+ literacy educators from all around Australia.
Most of us work as teachers, principals, consultants in schools, or lecturers in teacher education. Many of us are authors of children’s books and teacher reference books. We are sought as speakers at state, national and international conferences. Our members include presidents and past-presidents of ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators Association), PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association, Australia) and AATE (the Australian Association for the Teaching of English).
We believe that parents deserve accurate information about literacy standards and literacy teaching and learning.
We aim to provide information, and counteract misinformation.
Latest News Stories
21 May 2016
The Age, 17 May 2016. – Children's book writer and illustrator Jon Klaassen explains why the controversial ending to I Want My Hat Back was necessary. See the article/video here...more»
20 May 2016
The Guardian, 20 May 2016. – Malcolm Turnbull's paring back of Gonski funding is incomprehensible given the proven value of improving skills. Read the article here...more»
16 May 2016
Rachel Wilson, EduResearch Matters, 16 May 2016. – The announcement by the coalition that it will extend the national assessment program to our very young school children in Year 1...more»
8 May 2016
Re-shared from "Dance with me in the Heart", 6 May 2016. You might also like to watch this brief videoclip about the incredible success of the Finnish education system, where starting age...more»