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

24 great books that show empathy, kindness

24 great books that show empathy, kindness

13 September 2016

Washington Post, 10 august 2016.  Great books for teaching kids (preschool to high school) about empathy, kindness and compassion.  Read the article here...more»

Too much too young is dangerous

Too much too young is dangerous

10 September 2016

Steve Biddulph, Mercury, 9 Sept 2016.  – A great deal of research tells us that starting school older is better.  Strengthening and extending the kindergarten stage for under sixes is...more»

Politicians are taking the fun out of learning

Politicians are taking the fun out of learning

10 September 2016

The Age, 8 Sept 2016.  – Education was once largely free from political direction but now it is almost exclusively run by politicians.  Their catch cries are accountability (read 'compliance')...more»

Why there is a new battle looming over public and private school funding

Why there is a new battle looming over public and private school funding

10 September 2016

The Age, 9 Sept 2016.  – Gonski now represents a lost opportunity for a once-in-a-generation reform of education funding.  Instead, we have political partisanship, vested interests and ideology resulting in a patched-together...more»

Supporting students with autism: what teachers need to know

Supporting students with autism: what teachers need to know

8 September 2016

The Conversation, 8 Sept 2016.  – Students with autism often need to take a break from the demands of the classroom.  It isn't enough to give teachers professional development on...more»

Multinationals are fleecing the disadvantaged

Multinationals are fleecing the disadvantaged

7 September 2016

Trevor Cobbold, Save Our Schools, 4 Sept 2016.  – The European Commission has shown that massive tax evasion by multinationals depletes government revenue for health and education. At the same time, the...more»