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WORLD FEDERATION OF ASSOCIATIONS FOR TEACHER EDUCATION
1st CONFERENCE
CHICAGO, February 2010

Chicago

World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education
First Bi-annual Conference
Chicago Hilton, 12-13 February, 2010

Teacher Education in a Global Context. Challenges and Opportunities

Visit the WFATE Website: www.wfate.org
Teacher Education in a Global Context. Challenges and Opportunities

Conference strands

- Preservice education
- Continuing professional development
- ICT and teacher education
- Mobility of staff and students
- The Role of Teacher Education in Education for All
- Balancing local and global issues: knowledges, curriculum, professional experiences
- Other global issues in teacher education

Conference programme
- keynote speeches;
- parallel sessions (paper presentations, round table, symposium);
- poster sessions;
- informal meetings for socializing and networking.

Chicago by Jason, aged 11

Jason, aged 11, St Bernadette's Primary School, Sunshine North, Victoria, Australia

About the World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education

Many nations are coping not only with teacher shortages, but also with the challenge of updating the knowledge and skills of their existing teaching force. Expectations for teachers are continually increasing. Teachers are asked to learn new content, pedagogies, and technology tools.

National and regional teacher education associations around the world are working individually to address these issues, but would benefit from collaboration with other associations that are facing similar challenges. To address this need, a group of teacher education associations created a worldwide federation of associations of teacher education.

It is the mission of the World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education to build a global community of teacher educators and to promote trans-national collaboration, support, and research and development in teacher education.

Aims

To establish a worldwide community for teacher education;
To promote the development of teacher education associations throughout the world by:
• creating cooperative networks between teacher education associations
• sharing information, resources and expertise
• supporting countries and regions in developing teacher education institutions
To represent the interests of teacher education associations to international bodies and organizations.
To provide equitable educational opportunities by promoting quality teacher education throughout the world.

After the conference, proceedings will be published.

Registration

To register for the first Biannual WFATE Conference in Chicago, click here. You can also combine your WFATE registration with registration for ATE's 2010 Annual Meeting in Chicago. For information on ATE's 2010 Annual Meeting, click here.

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