History Mission Goals

Vision

The vision of ICET is that all learners will have access to a high quality education in which educators are appropriately qualified and recognized as motivated and committed professionals and practitioners.

Mission

The mission of ICET is to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of learners in all parts of the world by providing opportunities for those involved in their education to share knowledge, practice, resources, and expertise and establish active partnerships that are designed to enhance the quality of teaching and learning and improve life opportunities for young people.

History

The International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) is an international association of policy and decision-makers in education, government and business dedicated to global development through education. ICET provides programs and services that give its members access to a worldwide resource base of organizations, programs, specialized consultative services and research and training opportunities at the university level. It is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and participates in NGO meetings and other UNESCO-sponsored conferences around the world. ICET is a NGO in consultative status (Roster) with the Economic and Social Council.

Founded in 1953, ICET was part of a major cooperative effort by the world's education community to provide quality education for its citizens. Since then, ICET has continued to emphasize international cooperation in educational development to improve the quality of teacher education and to expand global educational opportunities. Scholars, administrator, practitioners from universities, colleges, departments and institutes of education as well as members of government ministries, the teaching profession and business leaders interested in educational development are invited to participate in ICET and share their ideas, research and experience with professionals from around the world.

Governance 

The ICET bylaws represent the manual informing the actions of those responsible for governing the organization. They define the :

  1. Size of the board and how it will function
  2. Roles and duties of key position-holders of the organization
  3. Rules and procedures for holding meetings, selecting Board Members, and appointing Board Members to key positions on the Board 

Since 1953, ICET has approved three major revisions of the bylaws  

  1. 1968 -  the revised structure after relocation of ICET to Washington DC ( see p.39 )
  2. 2003 - the re-establishment of activities after two years of inactivity 
  3. 2014 - the redefining of the President , Chair and Emeritus Board Member roles . This version represents the current bylaws 

ICET's Global Mission and Goals

  • To foster international cooperation for improving the quality of recruitment, preparation and support efforts for teachers, administrators and other education specialists through the development of national, regional and international networks.
  • To promote cooperation between higher education institutions, government and the private sector to develop a worldwide network of resources for innovative programs linked to the recruitment, preparation and retention of motivated and effective educators 
  • To provide an international forum for the exchange of information and the discussion about the way educators are recruited, prepared, certified and supported in different parts of the world.