Welcome to the Literacy Educators Coalition

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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

When should your child start school?

When should your child start school?

22 July 2017

ABC News, 20 July 2017.  – A Queensland study has raised concerns about increasing pressure on students in their first year of school.  Read the article here  ...more»

Childhood stress

Childhood stress

19 July 2017

www.maggiedent.com   23 Feb 2016.   Stress in infancy and childhood are linked to anxiety and depressive disorders from adolescence onward.  One contributing factor is the "push down of formalised...more»

No wonder some kids are mucking up in class – they're not ready to be there

No wonder some kids are mucking up in class – they're not ready to be there

19 July 2017

www.kidspot.com.au   13 July 2017.  – Data from Education Queensland has revealed that the number of school suspensions applied to children 5 years old and under has more than doubled...more»

Prep students pushed too hard, too fast.

Prep students pushed too hard, too fast.

19 July 2017

ABC News, 18 July 2017.  The Protecting Childhood group believes, along with many teachers, that we are setting up Prep kids to fail by pushing them too hard when they're...more»

Teachers don't want all this useless data

Teachers don't want all this useless data

14 July 2017

gadflyonthewallblog  23 June 2017.  We need to be data informed, not data driven.  This American teacher vents about being forced to concentrate on data and to ignore what he learns...more»

How to help kids navigate fake news and misinformation online

How to help kids navigate fake news and misinformation online

9 July 2017

The Conversation, 26 June 2017.  With the right tools, caregivers can give kids the knowledge they need to assess credible information for themselves.  Read the article here...more»