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

Understanding the adolescent brain

Understanding the adolescent brain

1 February 2015

Edutopia, 31 Jan 2015.   – Prof Daniel Siegel helps teachers and parents understand the adolescent brain.  Read the article here...more»

7 ways schools kill love of reading

7 ways schools kill love of reading

31 January 2015

Prof Alfie Kohn, The Washington Post, 6 Dec 2014    – This post explains ways in which school actually kills a desire to read in many kids, and how that can be...more»

Ditch the home readers - real books are better for your child

Ditch the home readers - real books are better for your child

23 January 2015

The Conversation, 23 Jan 2015.  – The ritual of sending home mass-produced, boring books ensures that home reading becomes the most agonising part of the nightly homework routine. There are alternatives!...more»

Public schools do as well as private schools

Public schools do as well as private schools

19 January 2015

Trevor Cobbold, 19 January 2015.   - A new analysis of NAPLAN test results shows that public schools are just as good as private schools.  Read the article here (The...more»

Wasted: $8 million spent on higher education media blitz

Wasted: $8 million spent on higher education media blitz

11 January 2015

The Age, 11 Jan 2015.  – The Abbott government has splashed more than $8 million of taxpayer money promoting its stalled higher education reforms.  Senate cross benchers infuriated.  Read the article here...more»

Reading to children of all ages grooms them to read more on their own

Reading to children of all ages grooms them to read more on their own

11 January 2015

Further evidence about the importance of reading to children.  Read the article here...more»