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

Don't overthink it, less is more when it comes to creativity

Don't overthink it, less is more when it comes to creativity

31 May 2015

Scientific American, 28 May 2015.   – Researchers at Stanford University might have found a clue about why it is so hard to force that creative spark. "The more you...more»

How smart is it to allow students to use mobile phones at school?

How smart is it to allow students to use mobile phones at school?

19 May 2015

The Conversation, 12 May 2015.  – This study showed that banning phones led to improved student achievement, especially for at-risk and low-achieving students. Read the report here...more»

Education and the 2015 Budget

Education and the 2015 Budget

15 May 2015

I Give a Gonski, 15 May 2015.  – Five things you need to know about the 2015 budget.  Read the article here...more»

The education budget report card: 'F' for Fail

The education budget report card: 'F' for Fail

15 May 2015

The Conversation, 15 May 2015.  – The budget paints a picture that is not a particularly good one for the future of education in Australia. Read the article here...more»

The flawed assumptions underpinning NAPLAN

The flawed assumptions underpinning NAPLAN

14 May 2015

Online Opionion, 13 May 2015.  – NAPLAN data is standardised population data; it  cannot and should not be used as a measure for an individual child's performance. Read the article here...more»

It's time to opt out of standardized tests

It's time to opt out of standardized tests

13 May 2015

John Horst, Times of San Diego, 2 May 2015.  – Standardized tests will only push us away from an educational culture which produces thought leaders in favour of a culture...more»