Maurice Erly

It is with great sadness that we announce
the recent death of Maurice Erly,
one of ISfTE’s founding members.
Click here for our ISfTE tribute
and Washington Post obituary.

Member to Member

Researcher/Writer/Teacher Seeks Information

Greetings, fellow international teachers. I am seeking information on what groups and schools outside the U.S. are doing with respect to the issue of sustainability. This quite broad focus is designed to get information on what universities, colleges, NGOs, and individuals are doing that can show others not only how to teach about sustainability, but how to live that way. I'm particularly interested in films, especially anything on Youtube (or other social media) that uses narrative (the power of story) to reach people.

Please send whatever you care to share to

Arlene Plevin, at Olympic College, Washington State, USA

The 34th International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE) Conference will be
held by Hacettepe University in Antalya, Turkey on April 22-25, 2014.
Theme of the ISFTE 2014:
Teacher Education in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) World
  1. Educational Psychology, Teaching and Learning Processes
  2. Curriculum Development, and Educational Measurement & Evaluation
  3. Cultural, Social, and Gender Issues, Democracy and Education
  4. Information and Communication Technologies in Education
  5. Art and Music Education
  6. Science Education
  7. Mathematics Education
  8. Language Education
  9. Early Childhood Education
  10. Educational Policy & Administration
ISfTE 2014 will be organized
by Hacettepe University.
The Roman theatre in
Aspendos, Antalya has been
preserved remarkably well.
Alexander the Great once
marched into Aspendos
in 333 B.C.

The International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE) is an independent organization of teacher educators free of external political or economic controls. It is dedicated to the improvement of teacher education in all settings by fostering discussion, critical analysis, and dissemination of ideas from research and innovative practice in teacher education.

Since 1981, the Society has met in different countries for an Annual Conference lasting about four days at which participants present papers for discussion in small groups. The Conference is based on a special format, which encourages constructive dialog on contemporary issues in teacher education and is accompanied by experiences, which help participants to understand the educational environment of the host country.

We are looking forward to seeing educators, teachers, researchers, and policy makers from around the world at the 34th ISfTE Conference, which will be held in Antalya, Turkey in April 2014.

Kind regards,

Honorary President of the ISFTE 2014
A. Murat Tuncer (Rector), Hacettepe University, Turkey

Secretary General of the ISfTE
Forrest C. Crawford, Weber State University, USA

Convenor of the ISFTE 2014
Nuray Senemoglu, Hacettepe University, Turkey

ISfTE 2014 will be organized by Hacettepe University.
The Hadrian's Gate is a triumphal arch which was
built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian,
who visited Antalya in the year 130.
The Weary Herakles Statue is on the display
at the Antalya Archeological Museum, which is
one of Turkey's largest museums. The Museum won
the "European Council Special Prize"

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