A process for all members to share ideas on the future of ISfTE is now on-line in a discussion forum (moderated by Janet Powney and Anna Mazzaro). Keeping in mind that we will shortly be electing a new Secretary General your ideas are most important in planning for the next 35 years of ISfTE.
As Colin Mably indicated at the end of 2014, there is an opportunity for ISfTE
current and past participants to comment about the future management of our Society.
What are your ideas about the future management of ISfTE to promote international understanding and improvement in teacher education? The ISfTE website has useful information including the Constitution (current roles of the Secretary-General, the Executive Committee, Treasurer, JISTE, the Le'Ora Cordis Trust and arrangements for Seminars) and Colin Mably has amplified some current issues based on his presentation at the Antalya seminar 2014.
The election of the next Secretary General is expected to be completed before the next seminar and, with your comments, will have a plethora of suggestions to work through in guiding the organization. You can say what you think works and suggest future possibilities and responsibilities, new ideas and different ways of working. Everyone can share in this online discussion.
Bearing in mind the Society is run by members on a voluntary basis here are some questions to stimulate your thinking:
- What are your ideas about the future management of ISfTE to promote international understanding and improvement in teacher education? How should ISfTE be governed? How can the role of S-G be supported?
- How can communication be improved?
- What improvements might be made to ISfTE financial arrangements including the Le'Ora Cordis Trust?
- Any other suggestions?
To access the discussion forum, click here. Note that you will need to register as a forum member to contribute to the discussion. Forum registration is free and easy. Just click the "Register" link in the top, right part of the page.
Thank you for taking time to assure the long term future of ISfTE.
(NB. Colin Mably (Co-founder of ISfTE) has written an extended article entitled: REVITALIZING ISfTE MANAGEMENT - Discussion Points and Ideas, in which he sets out a vision of how ISfTE can address its current management problems and build a robust and sustainable organization for the future. If you would like to receive a copy of this please contact Colin at: email@example.com.)