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 April 2014
Paul Thomas, Ed.D. 22 April 2014. – The overwhelming evidence has exposed accountability based on standardisation and high-stakes testing as a failed network of policies in education reform. We...more»
18 April 2014
Yong Zhao, zhaolearning.com, 12 April 2014. – PISA does not only have the effect of discouraging East Asian systems from abandoning their old paradigm, but also luring Western countries to...more»
18 April 2014
The Age, 2 Aril 2014. Prof Stephen Dinham. – There have been a range of simplistic, unproven or disproved remedies promoted to "fix" teachers and teaching. They have largely...more»
12 April 2014
Prof Alan Reid, 10 April 2014. – One of the chilling features of the Federal Government's education policy is its obvious intention to tell teachers how they should teach....more»
11 April 2014
Margaret Clark, April 2014. – Let me reassure parents who are concerned about our high stakes NAPLAN testing regime. Opting out of having your child participate in these tests is...more»