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

Neuroscientist warns young brains being rewired by digital technology

Neuroscientist warns young brains being rewired by digital technology

21 November 2014

ABC, 20 Nov 2014.    – The use of digital technologies is reshaping human brains and the impact on young people must be considered by their parents and educators, warns...more»

Brain food: diet's impacts on students are too big to ignore

Brain food: diet's impacts on students are too big to ignore

20 November 2014

The Conversation, 20 Nov 2014.  – If parents want to help their children at school and university, they ought to consider diet and its potential impact on academic outcomes. High...more»

4th study this year confirms private schools no better than public

4th study this year confirms private schools no better than public

11 November 2014

The Age, 10 Nov 2014.  The fourth study this year has found Australian private schools produce no better results than public schools, when students' socioeconomic backgrounds are taken into account....more»

Getting to the essence of assessment

Getting to the essence of assessment

11 November 2014

Geoff Masters, ACER, 7 October 2014.   – Assessments in education can be made, interpreted and used in different ways, but all serve the same fundamental purpose: to establish and...more»

Our kids need to learn about climate change

Our kids need to learn about climate change

7 November 2014

The Conversation, 7 Nov 2014.   – The conclusions published by the United Nationals Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week provide a wake-up call about the importance of...more»

Why the best teachers don't give tests

Why the best teachers don't give tests

3 November 2014

huffingtonpost.com, 30 Oct 2014.   – Tests are not very useful.  The good news is that far superior alternative methods of evaluation are available.  Read the article here...more»