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
10 March 2014
www.theguardian.com , 23 February 2014. – Although students from 12 provinces took the test in 2009, the government only shared Shanghai's scores. In Shanghai, nearly half of the school-age children...more»
5 March 2014
The Conversation, 5 March 2014. – In this article, Nicholas Biddle (ANU) outlines how students' low aspirations can lead to poor outcomes. He concludes by stating that early childhood...more»
4 March 2014
The Conversation, 4 March 2014. – In this article, Stewart Riddle outlines the correlation between low socioeconomic backgrounds and poorer results in the classroom. We like to pretend that social...more»
3 March 2014
The Conversation, 3 March 2014. – Fantasy novels are very popular with children (consider JK Rowling's Harry Potter books and Stephenie Meyer's 'Twilight' series. One of the most obvious...more»