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

School equity: from bad to worse

School equity: from bad to worse

23 October 2014

Inside Story, 22 October 2014.  Gonski got it right, but in the few short years since his report, things have got worse.  Funding is increasingly going to students who already achieve...more»

Unrepentant racist reviewed the Australian Curriculum

Unrepentant racist reviewed the Australian Curriculum

17 October 2014

Ausopinion.com   17 Oct 2014.   – The damning revelations that Christopher Pyne appointed an unrepentant racist to review the national curriculum will have serious consequences for the government's education policy....more»

Early intervention helping lift literacy and numeracy

Early intervention helping lift literacy and numeracy

17 October 2014

Sydney Morning Herald, 17 Oct 2014.  – A five year literacy and numeracy action plan is having success in many of the most challenging schools in NSW.  Read the article here...more»

What if we had asked teachers to do the curriculum review?

What if we had asked teachers to do the curriculum review?

16 October 2014

Misty Adoniou, The Conversation, 16 Oct 2014.   – The findings show a worrying lack of understanding of the components of the curriculum. Removing the cross-curriculum priorities and general capabilities...more»

Why Finland's schools are top-notch

Why Finland's schools are top-notch

15 October 2014

CNN, 6 Oct 2014.   – Finland has one of the leading education systems in the world.  The keys to its success:  It has strengthened educational equity, teachers have time to work...more»

Curriculum review filled with contradictions

Curriculum review filled with contradictions

15 October 2014

Libby Tudball, The Conversation, 15 Oct 2014.  – A close reading of the review of the Australian Curriculum reveals contradictory messages which may encourage the states and territories to develop...more»