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

Jane Caro disgusted by treatment of teachers

Jane Caro disgusted by treatment of teachers

26 July 2016

EducationHQ, 21 July 2016.  Jane Caro speaks about how the Australian education system is failing vulnerable students and leaving our brightest and best teachers burnt out.  Read the article here...more»

Two minutes to improve your writing forever

Two minutes to improve your writing forever

25 July 2016

Josh Spector, 23 July 2016.  The two minutes it takes to read this article will improve your writing forever....more»

Cost of university around the world

Cost of university around the world

16 July 2016

16 July 2016.  The politicians who introduced fees in Australia all got their degrees FREE. Our education minister, as a young student, fought against universities introducing fees. Now, as a middle-aged...more»

Phones down, for literacy's sake

Phones down, for literacy's sake

15 July 2016

www.earlylearningreview.com.au   13 July 2016.  We have long known the importance of adult-child interactions for language development, but guidelines for adults and their screen time when around their children are...more»

Teaching literacy, not literacy skills

Teaching literacy, not literacy skills

4 July 2016

P.L. Thomas, 3 July 2016.  As someone who loves to read and write, who lives to read and write—and as a teacher and writer—it makes my soul ache to confront how English teachers and...more»

The Failure of Failure

The Failure of Failure

1 July 2016

Alfie Kohn, 23 June 2016.  What's most reliably associated with successful outcomes are prior experiences with success, not with failure.   Read the article here...more»