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
8 August 2015
The Conversation, 6 August 2015. – Many factors affect ability to perform on standardised tests, including isolation, language background, access to internet, parental income and parental education levels. It's complex,...more»
6 August 2015
The Age, 5 August 2015. – NAPLAN testing does not, cannot and never was intended to measure student knowledge. Read the article here...more»
5 August 2015
The Conversation, 4 August 2015. – Spelling isn't about hearing; it's about meaning. Read the article here...more»