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

It's time researchers let teachers do their job

It's time researchers let teachers do their job

23 July 2015

Christopher Bantick, The Age, 19 July 2015.   – Researchers who have never spent a day in a classroom churn out regular reviews of what teachers should be doing!  Read the article here...more»

Test misses the mark on valuable measures

Test misses the mark on valuable measures

17 July 2015

The Age, 16 July 2015.  – NAPLAN only measures small fragments of a child's achievements and it cannot be used as a diagnostic tool to inform educators of areas of...more»

Going private: top grades or the right milieu?

Going private: top grades or the right milieu?

17 July 2015

The Age, 16 July 2015.  – Until NAPLAN measures all aspects, private schools should stop touting their grades.  Read the article here...more»

Why meditation should be taught in schools

Why meditation should be taught in schools

30 June 2015

The Conversation, 29 June 2015.  – Meditation in schools is having positive effects on students' well-being, social skills and academic skills.  Read the article here...more»

Hattie's research is wrong: Part 5

Hattie's research is wrong: Part 5

22 June 2015

Kelvin Smythe, 21 June 2015.  – At some time in the future, Hattie's research and his opinions will be revealed for what they are: a huge charade. His findings are...more»

How to get teenagers to read

How to get teenagers to read

22 June 2015

The Conversation, 22 June 2015.   – Reading for pleasure has proven benefits in academic and vocational life. Books are the text type most consistently associated with literacy benefit; neither...more»