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

Gonski 2.0 provides even more over-funding for private schools

Gonski 2.0 provides even more over-funding for private schools

27 May 2017

Trevor Cobbold, Save Our Schools, May 2017.  Private schools are set to get more over-funding, not less as the Turnbull Government claims.  The large majority of government schools will remain...more»

Forget flashcards. An expert explains how children learn.

Forget flashcards. An expert explains how children learn.

27 May 2017

Prof Casey Lew-Williams, Princeton University, 3-10-16.  Play has a serious role in the way young children learn.  Read the article here...more»

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Gonski 2.0 is a 40% Gonski

18 May 2017

Trevor Cobbold, Save Our Schools, May 2017.  Gonski 2.0 is not what it seems.  It is not a good deal for public schools. Despite the appearance of a large increase...more»

Response to Year 1 phonics test - ALEA & PETAA

Response to Year 1 phonics test - ALEA & PETAA

6 May 2017

May, 2017.  Two major professional associations have released a collaborative response to the Federal Government's phonics test for Year 1 students.  Please view the videoclip.  In particular, note the very...more»

How do we learn to read?

How do we learn to read?

19 April 2017

Misty Adoniou, The Conversation, 18 April 2017.  A "must read" overview of how we learn to read.  Read the article here...more»

The dreadful UK phonics test is not for Australia

The dreadful UK phonics test is not for Australia

15 April 2017

David Hornsby, 14 April 2017.  It's come to my attention that many people missed the link to the article when it was first posted.  Read the article here:  Aust Curric...more»