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
12 March 2018
The Australian Government Primary Principals Association (AGPPA) call on Federal and State governments to commit to a full and independent review of NAPLAN and the MySchool website. Read the article...more»
26 February 2018
Robyn Ewing, EduResearch Matters, 26 Feb 2018. There is widespread agreement among educators about the importance of teaching phonics, but why do some non-educators believe they have all the answers...more»
24 February 2018
The Australian, 22 Feb 2018. The ACER says students are failing to achieve their potential because of a one-size-fits-all approach. Students could be taught according to their ability rather than...more»
24 February 2018
ideapod.com, 20 Feb 2018. The sustained reading of something worth contemplation has shown to rewire the brain for more intelligence and empathy. We're not talking about reading Tweets or...more»
22 February 2018
Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Feb 2018. Great news. Another chink in the NAPLAN armour. More and more people are coming to understand the problems with NAPLAN. Read the article here...more»