Welcome to the Literacy Educators Coalition

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

Cambourne's Conditions of Learning

Cambourne's Conditions of Learning

11 January 2016

Dr Brian Cambourne, 15 Jan 2016.  – The conditions of learning can be used to inform and shape all teaching and learning.  Read the article here...more»

Well-off private schools over-funded by $3 billion a year

Well-off private schools over-funded by $3 billion a year

10 January 2016

www.saveourschools.com.au,    6 January 2016.  – There is no case for governments to fund private schools to a level beyond what they are prepared to fund public schools.  The over-funding...more»

Gonski gone

Gonski gone

10 January 2016

The Conversation, 7 January 2016.  – The Turnbull Government's decision to end Gonski reforms leaves Australian states in a funding limbo. Between 2009 and 2013, funding for private and Catholic...more»

The concept of

The concept of "learning styles" is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

5 January 2016

Quartz, 3 January 2016.   – Despite strong beliefs about different learning styles, the concept is a myth.  Read the article here...more»

Why reading aloud to older children is valuable

Why reading aloud to older children is valuable

5 January 2016

Mind/Shift, 14 May 2013.  – Shared words have power, an energy that you can't get from TV, radio, or online.  Reading aloud to older children - even up to age...more»

The art of reading aloud to kids

The art of reading aloud to kids

5 January 2016

www.howweelearn.com, 28 Dec 2015.  One simple thing you can do right now to ensure your child thrives at school:  read aloud.  Read the article here...more»