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
20 February 2017
Protecting Childhood, 19 Feb 2017. Data collection in schools to fulfil national standardised testing requirements is a wrong education driver. Stop the paralysis by analysis! Read the article here...more»
5 February 2017
The Age, 4 Feb 2017. Trump instinctively knows that clearly set-out arguments don't persuade. The method of argument required for students to succeed at NAPLAN doesn't work. We are going...more»
31 January 2017
Prof Stephen Krashen, 28 January 2017. Research does not support the move to early and heavy phonics instruction. Read the article here...more»