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

Blueprint to ditch school reports and age as yardstick for teaching

Blueprint to ditch school reports and age as yardstick for teaching

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»

Reading rewires your brain for more intelligence and empathy

Reading rewires your brain for more intelligence and empathy

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»

NSW Minister scraps controversial Year 9 NAPLAN policy

NSW Minister scraps controversial Year 9 NAPLAN policy

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»

Play-based learning can set your child up for success

Play-based learning can set your child up for success

22 February 2018

The Conversation, 22 Feb 2018.  Research shows that play-based learning enhances academic and developmental learning outcomes, and the development of socially competent learners who able to face challenges and create...more»

The joy and sorrow of rereading Holt's

The joy and sorrow of rereading Holt's "How Children Learn"

21 February 2018

Dr Peter Grey, Psychology Today, 26 Dec 2017.  Grey summarises John Holt's great insights about children's learning.  Holt's book, "How Children Learn," needs to be re-read by every teacher.  See article here...more»

Why is accountability always about teachers?

Why is accountability always about teachers?

19 February 2018

Mark Dynarski, 15 Feb 2018.  An article about accountability in education in the USA, but just as relevant here in Australia. Why is accountability always about teachers, who are told what...more»