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

Australia's students are failing. I blame the politicians.

Australia's students are failing. I blame the politicians.

9 December 2016

The Conversation, 7 Dec 2016.  – The more federal politicians get involved in education, the worse we perform. And the PISA report shows that inequity in Australia is too high....more»

Behind Singapore's PISA rankings success

Behind Singapore's PISA rankings success

9 December 2016

The Conversation, 8 Dec 2016.  Singapore has topped the global rankings, but other countries may not want to follow their highly competitive "educational arms race".  Read the article here...more»

Academics worldwide call for end to PISA tests

Academics worldwide call for end to PISA tests

9 December 2016

Save Our Schools NZ.  7 May 2014, but still current!  Academics around the world have called for a end to PISA testing.  They are concerned that a single, narrow, biased...more»

More school funding cuts by stealth

More school funding cuts by stealth

9 December 2016

www.saveourschools.com.au    8 Dec 2016.  – Proposals before the national education ministers' council meeting next week involve cutting school funding by stealth.  Claims by the Federal Govt that it is...more»

Data is the Wrong Driver

Data is the Wrong Driver

7 December 2016

Protecting Childhood, 5 Dec 2016.  Children in the early years have not changed, only the demands placed on them. We are rushing children through harder and faster.  Read the blog entry here...more»

PISA results 2015

PISA results 2015

7 December 2016

Stewart Riddle, The Conversation, 7 Dec 2016.  – Before we panic about the PISA results, let's look at what we can learn from the latest results and what they mean...more»