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
28 April 2016
EduResearch Matters, 26 April 2016. - The Australian Curriculum defines literacy very broadly. It far exceeds the simplistic view in the 'Five From Five' project proposed by the Centre for Independent Studies. Educators have...more»
23 April 2016
Sydney Morning Herald, 26 Jan 2014 – Children in Australia start school younger than almost anywhere else in the developed world, up to two years ahead of students in top-performing...more»
17 April 2016
Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behaviour worse. Teachers who aim to control students' behaviour - rather than helping them control it themselves - undermine the very elements that...more»
15 April 2016
salon.com, 6 Mar 2016. – There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of primary students. Read the article here...more»