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
13 July 2014
Sydney Morning Herald, 11 July 2014. – Thousands of parents are insisting their children repeat a year of school, despite warnings from education experts it could do more harm than...more»
12 July 2014
Prof Linda Darling-Hammond, 30 June 2014. – While this article refers specifically to the situation in the US, it's equally relevant here in Australia. Countries where teaching is valued...more»
8 July 2014
Prof Allan Luke, 7 July 2014. – Pyne wants our teachers to use a teaching method called Direct Instruction, which requires teachers to say and do what is prescribed and scripted....more»