Nea Stewart Dore ALEA Conference Scholarship

26th Sep 15

ALEA Outreach for Oceania - IDOC Nea Stewart-Dore ALEA Conference Scholarship 2016

Are you looking for a way to positively contribute to literacy education throughout Oceania?

Through the ILARI (International Literacy Association Rotary International) agreement and our IDOC (International Development Oceania Committee) commitments, ALEA National Council has made contact with key educational personnel throughout Oceania to establish the IDOC Nea Stewart-Dore ALEA Conference Scholarship 2016. 

Nea Stewart Dore was a long standing ALEA member who contributed to the Association in a number of ways.  A significant aspect of Nea’s major contribution to literacy education in Australia and beyond was based in her deep and passionate belief in the role of literacy in all learning, and in teachers' interest in improving learning. In her own research and publications she highlighted the importance of focussing on language use in all subjects at all year levels, including the secondary years where the different curriculum areas become increasingly diversified.

Nea had amazing energy and capacity to ‘get things done’. She worked tirelessly to seek grants to connect and support teachers across the South Pacific.  She played a major role in establishing and strengthening ties between the International Reading Association (now ILA), the New Zealand Reading Association (now NZLA) and ALEA through her work with the International Development Oceania Committee (IDOC).

Nea’s scholarship, passion, drive and compassion for teachers and children, particularly those in third world countries, have left a long lasting legacy to literacy education today and in the future. She was always there to advise, support and simply ‘do’. 

In memory of Nea’s steadfast commitment to  ALEA and IDOC, the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association National Council would like to embark on a fund raising campaign to provide two scholarships to the 2016 ALEA National Conference in Adelaide. These scholarships would fund return economy airfares from Oceania to Adelaide, travel insurance and conference registration for the 2016 conference for two teachers from Oceania. ALEA South Australian members would also be asked to volunteer to provide a homestay arrangement for these two teachers. As these teachers are often travelling outside of their comfort zone, the preference is for both teachers to be housed at the same homestay.

To offer your personal financial contribution or to offer homestay for two teachers from Oceania, please contact Wendy Rush on  


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