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
30 November 2015
The Conversation, 30 Nov 2015. – Some useful guidelines if children have seen footage of wars, bombings, shootings, floods or other disturbing events. Read the article here...more»
6 November 2015
www.inquisitr.com 22 Oct 2015. – Delaying enrolment in school for one year shows significant mental health benefits for children. Delay also dramatically reduced inattention and hyperactivity. Read the report here...more»
3 November 2015
The Conversation, 3 Nov 2015. – Children love to hear their favourite stories read over and over. The benefits are well documented. Read the article here...more»
2 November 2015
The Spoke, Early Childhood Australia, 29 Oct 2015. - Shared music-making at home may even have benefits above and beyond those of reading. But do both! Read the article here...more»