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
12 April 2014
Prof Alan Reid, 10 April 2014. – One of the chilling features of the Federal Government's education policy is its obvious intention to tell teachers how they should teach....more»
11 April 2014
Margaret Clark, April 2014. – Let me reassure parents who are concerned about our high stakes NAPLAN testing regime. Opting out of having your child participate in these tests is...more»
11 April 2014
educatorvoices.wordpress.com 7 April 2014. – The recommendations show no evidence of careful thinking, vision, or courage. They are trivial and essentially meaningless. The report writes about the...more»
10 April 2014
Sydney Morning Herald, 1 April 2014. - The national curriculum unfairly assumes all students can do their homework using a computer and the internet at home, a submission to...more»