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

Indigenous picture books offering windows into worlds

Indigenous picture books offering windows into worlds

26 June 2017

The Conversation, 14 June 2017.   – For parents and teachers looking to introduce children to the many worlds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Magabala Books is a...more»

States complain of schools budget nightmare as Gonski 2.0 passes Senate

States complain of schools budget nightmare as Gonski 2.0 passes Senate

24 June 2017

The Guardian, 23 June 2017.  – Victoria to be hit hardest by amendment to $23.5bn plan as Queensland complains it will have to find extra $1bn over six years.  Read the article here...more»

Gonski 2.0 entrenches structural incoherence and inequity

Gonski 2.0 entrenches structural incoherence and inequity

24 June 2017

Trevor Cobbold, Save Our Schools, 20 June 2017.  – The original Gonski report was scathing about the incoherence of school funding, but Gonski 2.0 is designed to continue it.  Read the article here...more»

Hanson wrong – we need to include children with disability in regular classrooms

Hanson wrong – we need to include children with disability in regular classrooms

23 June 2017

The Conversation, 23 June 2017.  – International research suggests that students with disability have no impact on the learning of other students. Read the article here...more»

Gonski 2.0 is a fraud

Gonski 2.0 is a fraud

7 June 2017

Trevor Cobbold, Save Our Schools, 7 June 2017.  Gonski 2.0 delivers much less funding to public schools and much more for private schools.  A careful analysis shows a massive increase...more»

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UNICEF - The Power of Play

5 June 2017

UNICEF video, 2017.  The Power of Play:  a learning tool for a powerful future. View the video...more»