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

Principals should be literacy leaders in their schools

Principals should be literacy leaders in their schools

19 August 2016

EducationDive, 12 August 2016.  – Strong leadership improves teacher quality and gives students the reading skills they need for life.  Read the article here...more»

Ignore PISA entirely, argues top academic

Ignore PISA entirely, argues top academic

19 August 2016

www.tes.com, 14 August 2016.  – Countries should ignore the world's most influential education rankings because they fail to measure what matters. Read the article here...more»

Birmingham's unscrupulous duplicities on school funding

Birmingham's unscrupulous duplicities on school funding

16 August 2016

Save Our Schools, 14 August 2016.  – Since 2009, funding to public schools has been cut. Birmingham's misrepresentations are part of an ongoing campaign of deception by the Federal Government....more»

Debunking the belief that earlier is better

Debunking the belief that earlier is better

16 August 2016

www.parenttoolkit.com, 27 June 2016.  – We have an abundance of research demonstrating that children enrolled in play-oriented preschools don't have a disadvantage. In fact, they often perform better at school...more»

The disruption of public education

The disruption of public education

15 August 2016

Here are three articles, one American and two Australian, that might help non-educators understand some of serious concerns about what is happening to public education as a result of "reform". A weary teacher's...more»

NAPLAN data is not comparable across school years

NAPLAN data is not comparable across school years

12 August 2016

The Conversation, 12 Aug 2016.  The test error of NAPLAN is too high and results cannot be compared across years. It is not reasonable for politicians to say that NAPLAN...more»