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
21 November 2014
ABC, 20 Nov 2014. – The use of digital technologies is reshaping human brains and the impact on young people must be considered by their parents and educators, warns...more»
20 November 2014
The Conversation, 20 Nov 2014. – If parents want to help their children at school and university, they ought to consider diet and its potential impact on academic outcomes. High...more»
11 November 2014
The Age, 10 Nov 2014. The fourth study this year has found Australian private schools produce no better results than public schools, when students' socioeconomic backgrounds are taken into account....more»