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

Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley

Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley

8 June 2016

CAL (Copyright Agency Limited) has created "Reading Australia" to make it easier for teachers to spread a love of Australian texts.  Units are written by PETAA, ALEA and AATE.  You...more»

How students from non-English-speaking backgrounds learn to read and write in different ways

How students from non-English-speaking backgrounds learn to read and write in different ways

4 June 2016

The Conversation, 31 May 2016.  The importance of going beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to learning.  Read the article here....more»

Revolution School

Revolution School

29 May 2016

abc.net.au    – An inspiring series about everyday Australian kids and the science behind improving education. Starts Tuesday 31 May, 8:30 pm on ABC television.  Revolution School...more»

Performance pay doesn't work

Performance pay doesn't work

23 May 2016

The Conversation, 23 May 2016.  – Performance pay is unsupported by evidence and measurements of performance are unreliable.  Read the article here....more»

Children's book illustrator Jon Klassen and the hatless bear that made his name

Children's book illustrator Jon Klassen and the hatless bear that made his name

21 May 2016

The Age, 17 May 2016.  – Children's book writer and illustrator Jon Klaassen explains why the controversial ending to I Want My Hat Back was necessary.  See the article/video here...more»

Better schools will benefit the whole economy. Why can't the Coalition see that?

Better schools will benefit the whole economy. Why can't the Coalition see that?

20 May 2016

The Guardian, 20 May 2016.  – Malcolm Turnbull's paring back of Gonski funding is incomprehensible given the proven value of improving skills.  Read the article here...more»