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

Right wing think tank

Right wing think tank "experts" with no teaching experience dictate Coalition education policy

20 September 2017

The Aim Network, 18 Sept 2017.  Think tank wannabes, who have never taught a class of kids to read and write, have no idea what works in a classroom.  Read...more»

New phonics test will do nothing to improve children's literacy

New phonics test will do nothing to improve children's literacy

20 September 2017

The Conversation, Misty Adoniou, 18 Sept 2017.  We are able to learn from the experience in England and the evidence is clear – the test is unable to deliver. Australia...more»

Sir Ken Robinson on how schools are stifling students' creativity

Sir Ken Robinson on how schools are stifling students' creativity

18 September 2017

flipboard.com,   8 Sept 2017   Relentless testing and pushing for standardized scores are destroying students' imagination and talent and narrowing the curriculum.  Read the article here...more»

Failure Week

Failure Week

13 September 2017

Greg Whitby, 13 Sept 2017.  The education system has turned failure into an illicit activity to be avoided at all costs.  Because our school system has institutionalised failure, it actively...more»

The importance of parents reading with children – even after children can read

The importance of parents reading with children – even after children can read

2 September 2017

The Conversation, 28 August 2017.  Parents should continue reading with children until they no longer wish to share that time.  Read the article here...more»

What kind of children will we get when we focus on performance rather than learning?

What kind of children will we get when we focus on performance rather than learning?

23 August 2017

Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University, 23 August 2017.   In the Whitlam Institute's latest Perspectives paper, Prof Justine Grønbaek Pors explains research showing that standardised testing and educational rankings continue to...more»