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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS



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The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national, voluntary association of colleges and universities with undergraduate or graduate programs to prepare professional educators. The Association supports programs in data gathering, equity, leadership development, networking, policy analysis, professional issues, and scholarship.
The American Council of Teacher of Russian/American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study

ACTR/ACCELS is a private, non-profit educational association and exchange organization devoted to improving education, professional training, and research within and about the Russian-speaking world, including the many scores of non-Russian cultures and populations in the regions of central and eastern Europe and Eurasia.

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. (español) (français)

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

AACE is an international, educational, and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology. This purpose is accomplished through the encouragement of scholarly inquiry related to information technology in education and the dissemination of research results and their applications through publications, conferences, divisions/societies/chapters, and inter-organizational projects

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

ASCD is an international, nonprofit, nonpartisan education association committed to the mission of forging covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners. ASCD provides professional development in curriculum and supervision; initiates and supports activities to provide educational equity for all students; and serves as a leader in education information services. (About ASCD in español)

Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)

National, individual membership organization devoted to the improvement of teacher education for both school and campus-based teacher educators. ATE members represent over 650 colleges and universities, 500 major school systems, and the majority of the state departments of education.
British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language

The Association of B.C. Teachers of English as an Additional Language advances the profession of teaching English as an additional language in B.C. through professional development, promotion of standards, advocacy and representation.

CALICO

The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium is a professional organization that serves a membership involved in both education and high technology. CALICO has an emphasis on modern language teaching and learning, but reaches out to all areas that employ the languages of the world to instruct and to learn. CALICO is a clearinghouse in computer assisted learning and instruction.

California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)

CABE, through its large statewide membership with over 60 local chapters, is committed to promoting quality education for over a million language minority students in California. Faced with this ever-increasing enrollment of language minority students, CABE's objectives include: Assuring that students will attain high levels of literacy; Assuring that students will achieve in academic areas; Providing students with a positive environment for learning; Encouraging its members to actively participate in the responsibility of preparing all students to become successful contributors to our complex multicultural society.

California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL)

California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL) is an organization dedicated to the support of English as a Second Language teachers throughout both California and Nevada. CATESOL serves teachers at all levels, from elementary to university.

California Tomorrow

California Tomorrow is a nonprofit organization dedicated to contributing to the building of a strong and fair multiracial, multicultural, multilingual society that is equitable for everyone. They believe such a society involves promoting equal opportunity and participation -- social, economic and educational -- and embracing diversity as our greatest strength.

Center for Equal Opportunity

Conservative think tank devoted exclusively to three areas: affirmative action, immigration and assimilation, and bilingual education. CEO seeks to block the expansion of racial preferences and to prevent their use in employment, education, and voting. CEO promotes the assimilation of immigrants into society and elimination of bilingual and multicultural education.

Council of the Great City Schools Online

A coalition of some 50 of the nation's largest urban public school systems working to promote urban education through legislation, research, media relations, management, technology, and other special projects. Includes full-text issues of Urban Educator, the nation's voice for urban education; a conference agenda for urban educators, newsletters, and The Urban Source--the Council's on-line link to urban education resources.

Education Week on the Web

The nation's premiere online educational newspaper of record. Their goal is "being the place on the World Wide Web for people interested in education reform, schools, and the policies that guide them."
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

HACU has grown to more than 179 member institutions located in 14 states, Puerto Rico and six countries. As a national association representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), HACU's work is to promote nonprofit, accredited colleges and universities where Hispanics constitute a minimum of 25 percent of the enrollment at either the graduate or undergraduate level. HACU's mission is to promote the development of member colleges and universities; To improve access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and To meet the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise. Of note is The HACU National Internship Program. The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) works with HSIs, federal agencies and corporations to recruit well-qualified and motivated students. Students selected for the program are undergraduate and graduate students, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are active in community and campus activities. HNIP began in 1992 and has placed thousands of students in federal and corporate internships across the nation.
Illinois Association for Multilingual Multicultural Education

Professional association for people who work with or care about potentially English proficient learners and who believe that bilingualism is good for the nation.

International Reading Association

The International Reading Association seeks to promote high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction through studying the reading process and teaching techniques; serving as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of reading research through conferences, journals, and other publications; and actively encouraging the lifetime reading habit. The Association has over 90,000 members and attempts to promote literacy at all age levels in 90 nations.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Promotes appropriate uses of technology to support and improve teaching and learning. Representing more than 40,000 educators, ISTE provides: Curriculum for learning about technology and integrating it into the classroom. Research results and project reports. Leadership for policy affecting educational technology.

The Japan Association for Language Teaching

A professional organization of people interested in promoting excellence in language learning and teaching. Nearly 4,000 members in almost 40 chapters and affiliates across Japan as well as members abroad.

Korea TESOL

Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages-- KOTESOL is a not-for-profit organization established to promote scholarship, disseminate information, and facilitate cross-cultural understanding among persons concerned with the teaching and learning of English in Korea.

Linguistic Society of America

The Linguistic Society of America was founded in 1924 for the advancement of the scientific study of language. The Society serves its nearly 7,000 personal and institutional members through scholarly meetings, publications, and special activities designed to advance the discipline. An interest in linguistics is the only requirement for membership. The Society is an affiliate of the Permanent International Committee of Linguists (CIPL), a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), a member of the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), the National Humanities Alliance (NHA), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

MALDEF

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and promote the civil rights of the more than 29 million Latinos living in the United States.

Michigan Association for Bilingual Education (MABE)

MABE is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to: recognize, promote and publicize excellence in BilingualEducation; promote efforts to assure the provision of equal educational opportunity for all; promote the provision of services to the children, youth, and adults at all levels in both the community and educational institutions throughout the state by making Bilingual/Bicultural Education an integral part of the school curricula; working toward the recognition by the legislative body, the State Board of Education and the local school districts, of linguistic and cultural needs of bilingual speakers; promoting the organization of workshops and conferences dealing with the needs of bilingual education; co ordination and promoting the development of professional competence and professional standards in Bilingual Education; and to encourage the excellence of Bilingual Education by promoting research and other activities.

Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

MITESOL is a nonprofit organization,created with the following purposes: To encourage professional development, participation, and leadership, disseminate information relevant to members of the organization, to coordinate information and activities with other professional organizations at the state, national and international levels, to strengthen ESL instruction and research, to advocate quality education services on behalf of ESL students and ESL teachers, to provide information, ESL inservice workshops, consultations, and other support services in cooperation with school administrators and teachers in other fields of instruction, to promote a high-quality ESL component taught by ESL-trained teachers in conjunction with services available through bilingual education and other language programs, and to support members' participation in international TESOL conventions.

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

The National Association for Bilingual Education is a national membership organization founded in 1975 to address the educational needs of language-minority students in the U.S. and to advance the language competencies and multicultural understanding of all Americans.

National Association for Multicultural Education

The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) was founded to bring together individuals from all academic levels and disciplines and from diverse educational institutions, and other organizations, occupations and communities who had an interest in multicultural education. NAME is committed to a philosophy of inclusion that embraces the basic tenets of democracy and cultural pluralism. NAME celebrates cultural and ethnic diversity as a national strength that enriches a society and rejects the view that diversity threatens the fabric of a society. NAME believes that multicultural education promotes equity for all regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, belief system or exceptionality. NAME believes that multicultural education enables the individual to believe in one's own intrinsic worth and culture, to transcend monoculturalism and, ultimately, to become multicultural.
National Commission on Teaching and America's Future

Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York and housed at Teachers College, Columbia University. The Commission goals are to: identify the implications for teaching embodied in current school reforms; examine what steps need to be taken to guarantee all children access to skilled, knowledgeable, and committed teachers working in schools that are capable of meeting the nation's educational goals; and develop a comprehensive blueprint for recruiting, preparing, and supporting a teaching force that can meet 21st-century standards of high educational performance.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education is a professional accrediting organization for schools, colleges, and departments of education in the United States. They set national professional standards that help to assure quality in the preparation of teachers and other school specialists, and implement the accreditation process to determine which institutions meet the standards.

National Council for Languages and International Studies

The National Policy Voice for Language. The member organizations of NCLIS-JNCL are united in their belief that all Americans must have the opportunity to learn and use English and at least one other language. Raising the awareness of policymakers about the importance of international education, NCLIS now represents 60 national and regional organizations encompassing virtually all areas of the language field; the major and less- commonly taught languages, including English and English as a Second Language, bilingual education, the classics, linguistics, exchanges, research, technology, international business education, and translation.

National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

The National Council of La Raza is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

National Council of State Directors for Bilingual Edcuation

The Council is organized exclusively for educational purposes. The Council's purposes include: increasing the effectiveness of state educational agency personnel involved in bilingual/English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) education by: acting as an information service for state programs, experimental studies and latest developments; cooperating with other organizations in the improvement of instruction in bilingual/ESOL education; promoting the study of languages and related research; developing position papers on issues in bilingual education/ESOL; and providing leadership for the development and maintenance of bilingual/ESOL education throughout the country.

The National Council of Teachers of English

The NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.

National Indian Education Association

The mission of the National Indian Education Association is to support traditional Native cultures and values, to enable Native learners to become contributing members of their communities, to promote Native control of educational institutions, and to improve educational opportunities and resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives throughout the United States.

New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education (NJTESOL/NJBE)

New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages-New Jersey Bilingual Educators. A professional organization for those concerned with the teaching of English as a Second Language, Bilingual Education and Standard English as a Second Dialect.

New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE)

A multicultural, multilingual professional association fostering the awareness and appreciation of biculturalism and bilingualism as an integral part of cultural pluralism in our society.
Pennsylvania Association for Bilingual Education (PABE )

PABE is a multilingual, multicultural association founded in 1977 which represents all language groups and educational sectors through the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.

The Sociology of Education Association

The Sociology of Education Association is an informal group of scholars and educators from both the fields of sociology and of education, who meet annually to engage in discussion of issues at the intersection of sociology and education. The SEA exists outside of the formal structure of any of the major professional organizations.
REFORMA

REFORMA is committed to the improvement of the full spectrum of library and information services for the approximately 22 million Spanish-speaking and Hispanic people in the United States. REFORMA has actively sought to promote the development of library collections to include Spanish-language and Hispanic oriented materials; the recruitment of more bilingual and bicultural library professionals and support staff; the development of library services and programs which meet the needs of the Hispanic community; the establishment of a national information and support network among individuals who share our goals; the education of the U.S. Hispanic population in regards to the availability and types of library services; and lobbying efforts to preserve existing library resource centers serving the interests of Hispanics.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

TESOL's mission is to develop the expertise of its members and others involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages to help them foster effective communication in diverse settings while respecting individual's language rights. Site includes membership and conference information and TESOL publications.

Terralingua

An international, nonprofit organization concerned about the future of the world's cultural and biological diversity. They report two main aims: preserving the world's linguistic diversity, and investigating connections between biological and cultural diversity. Site includes extensive internet index of resources on preserving linguistic diversity, language endangerment, survival, and revitalization.

TESL Canada Home Page

TESL Canada Journal and other resources and information from Canada's national federation of ESL teachers.

TESL Ontario

A provincial non-profit organization of educators and specialists in the field of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Skills Development. (ESD) whose goals are to advance effective instruction and to enhance ESL & ESD learning environments throughout the province, to establish and ensure standards in the teaching of ESL & ESD, to advise agencies responsible for the administration of ESL & ESD, and to advocate on behalf of ESL & ESD educators.
TESOL France

TESOL France represents the interests of professionals in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) in France, whether their concerns are in the private or public sector, classroom, management or publication. TESOL France aims to develop meaningful contact across the broad range that our eclectic profession represents by: keeping members abreast of a rapidly evolving field, providing opportunities for professional development, and providing channels for networking and exchange of information

TESOL Scotland

The Scottish Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (SATEFL) provides a forum for teachers and student-teachers to meet and exchange ideas on ELT. Regular meetings are held throughout the year and an annual conference is organised along with SATESL (the Scottish Association for the Teaching of English as a Second Language) under the banner of TESOL Scotland.
TESOL-Spain

TESOL-Spain is an independent, philanthropic and non-profit association of English language teachers. It is the only nation-wide organization of teachers in Spain to represent every single sector in English teaching. It provides a forum where, for example, university professors, primary school teachers, private language school teachers and teachers from the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas, etc. can meet.

TESOL Ukraine

The purposes of this organization is too improve the practice of language teaching, to stimulate the professional development of the teachers of English, to strengthen instruction and research in the teaching of English in the Ukraine.

Texas Association for Bilingual Education

The Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE), founded in San Antonio, Texas in 1972, is a state advocacy organization for the rights of language minority children. The TABE network is comprised of local school district and universities student affiliated groups representing all major geographical regions of Texas. TABE members include parents, early childhood education personnel, elementary and secondary school teachers and administrators, college students, professors and university researchers.

ThaiTESOL

ThaiTESOL is a professional non-profit and non-political organization under the patronage of H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra. Its purposes are to strengthen English Language Education at all levels, to undertake research in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, to promote scholarships, to disseminate information, and to cooperate in appropriate ways with other groups having similar concerns.



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