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

Too much screen time and too little outside play is holding back kids

Too much screen time and too little outside play is holding back kids

15 September 2014

Rachael Sharman, The Conversation, 15 Sept 2014.   – Kids don't spend enough time outside, meaning critical skills in decision making and risk assessment are stunted.  Read the article here....more»

Morally and legally, it's a principal's role to protect children

Morally and legally, it's a principal's role to protect children

15 September 2014

Sydney Morning Herald, 15 Sept 2014.   – As a principal, I'm morally and legally required to protect children, whether or not they attend my school.  I cannot give up...more»

Submissions for loadings for low SES students

Submissions for loadings for low SES students

10 September 2014

www.saveourschools.com.au,  10 September 2014.  – Pyne tried to sneak through a review of funding loadings for low SES students. He advised only selected stake-holders, overwhelmingly from private school organisations. Submissions...more»

OECD says that competition in education has failed

OECD says that competition in education has failed

10 September 2014

www.saveourschools.com.au,  2 September 2014.  – The OECD has issued a damning verdict on education policies that promote competition between schools.  Competition has failed to improve results and has increased social...more»

Scientists: Play helps build a better brain

Scientists: Play helps build a better brain

10 September 2014

6 August 2014.  – When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground.  Read the article here...more»

Australian Curriculum review set to limit future for young Australians

Australian Curriculum review set to limit future for young Australians

10 September 2014

Dr Nicole Mockler, EduResearch Matters, 9 Sept 2014.   – The Donnelly and Wiltshire review focuses on basic literacy and numeracy.  To treat basic literacy and numeracy as an end...more»