Report on The Annual Conference of AATE, ACTA, ALEA and PETA “Get Real…and all that Spiel,” 4-7 July 2004, Sydney, Australia

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The joint annual conference of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE), Australian Council of TESOL Association (ACTA), Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) and Primary English Teaching Association (PETA) for 2004 was titled “Get Real…and all that Spiel”. It was held from 4-7 July 2004 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia. The conference provided a practical forum for teachers, educators and publishers to share their various experiences through keynote speeches, workshop sessions, paper presentations and educational publications. Nearly 250 presentations were given exploring the areas of real lives, real texts, real learning and real pleasure. The invited keynote speakers were Clive Hamilton (environmental economist), Geoffrey Atherden (script writer), Gunther Kress (Professor of Education) and Ray Misson (A Professor of Language, Literacy and Arts Education).
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