Prior World Assemblies

This map follows the example set by UNESCO. The UNESCO world map is comprised of 195 Member States and 8 Associate Members. This map is organized into five regional groups: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America and Latin America and the Caribbean. As you look at the map, you will see that the definitions of the regions are specific to UNESCO and do not always follow geographical conventions. In order to promote equitable access to World Assemblies, the World Assembly Organizing Committee tries to visit each region once every five years. The colored nations indicate when and where ICET World Assemblies have been held and the table below details where we have been.

World Assemblies 
The ICET World Assemblies provide an international forum for the exchange of information and the discussion of issues and trends in education and development. Since 1953, scholars, administrator, practitioners members of government ministries and business leaders have met annually to share their ideas, research and experience with professionals from around the world.

The International Yearbook on Teacher Education represents the published record of the World Assembly usually but not necessarily including abstracts presented by the participants. Prior to 2012, the International Yearbook on Teacher Education was shared via a CD. Since 2012, a PDF of the Yearbook was published on the ICET Website.   

In 2012, the ICET Standing Committee on Teacher Education Research and Dissemination began inviting members to collaborate on publications. These publications are listed below as additional publications) 

# Year  Location Theme  Yearbook  Additional Publications 
0 1953 Oxford*  Parent-Teacher Co-operation (ICET was founded during the 1953 meeting of the World Federation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession- WCOPT)    
1 1954 Oslo* Education for Teaching    
2 1955 Istanbul* Status of the Teaching Profession    
3 1956 Manila* The Teacher and the Well-being of Society    
4 1957 Franfurt* Teacher Shortage    
5 1958 Rome* Public Support for Education    
6 1959 Washington* Mutual Appreciation of Eastern and Western Cultural values    
7 1960 Amsterdam* Child Health and the School    
8 1961 New Dehli* Education for Responsibility    
9 1962 Stockholm* Education in a Technical Age    
10 1963 Rio de Janiero* Conditions of Work for Quality Teaching    
11 1964 Paris* Increasing International Understanding Through Teaching About the United Nations    
12 1965 Addis Ababa* Equal Opportunity Through Education    
13 1966 Seoul* Teachers Organizations in Educational Planning    
14 1967 Vancouver* Professional Responsibilities of Teacher Organizations    
15 1968 Dublin* Education and Human Rights    
16 1969 Abidjan International Priorities for Teacher Education    
17 1970 Sydney Teacher Education: The Challenge of the Seventies. International Perspectives on Theory and Practice.    
18 1971 Kingston Crisis and Change in Teacher Education. International Perspectives on Theory and Practice.     
19 1972 London Innovation Now! International Perspectives On Innovation In Teacher Education.    
20 1973 Nairobi National And Community Needs:The Challenge For Teacher Education    
21 1974 Singapore International Perspectives of Teacher education: Innovations and Trends    
22 1975 West Berlin International Perspectives of Teacher Education: Innovations and Trends    
23 1976 Washington International perspectives of teacher education: Innovations and Trends    
24 1977 Lagos Education for Development: International Perspectives on Expanding the Role of Teacher Education    
25 1978 Rio de Janeiro The Quest for Excellence in Teacher Education    
26 1979 Seoul Teacher Education and National Development. International Perspectives on the Role of Teacher Education in Nation Building    
27 1980 Mar del Plata The Democratization of Education. International Perspectives on the Preparation of Educational Personnel    
28 1981 Cairo Basic Education for the Real World. International Perspectives on Human Resource Development    
29 1982 Rome Preparing For The Profession Of Teaching : International Perspectives On The Preparation Of Educational Personnel    
30 1983 Washington The Redesign of Teacher Education for the Twenty-First Century    
31 1984 Bangkok Innovations in Teacher Education : The Pursuit of Excellence    
32 1985 Vancouver  Education in the Information Age: The Impact on Teacher Education and Teaching    
33 1986 Kingston Cultural diversity and global interdependence: imperatives for teacher education    
34 1987 Eindhoven Teacher education and the world of work: new economic, social and professional imperatives for the 21stCentury    
35 1988 Sydney Progress and Promise in Teacher Education    
36 1989  Cairo Improving the Quality of Teacher Education: An International Perspective (Moved from Beijing due to politcal unrest)    
37 1990 Singapore Improving the Quality of the Teaching Profession    
38 1991 Lagos Education For All: The Challenge of Teacher Education    
39 1992 Paris Teacher education in an era of global change    
40 1993 Rio de Janeiro Preparing Teachers to Preserve Life and Overcome Poverty    
41 1994 Istanbul Teacher's Role as a Guide for Learning to Learn    
42 1995 Bandar Seri Begawan Teaching tolerance for all: education strategies to promote global peace    
43 1996 Amman Teacher Education and School Reform     
44 1997 Muscat Promoting quality teacher education for an interconnected world    
  1998 No Assembly       
  1999 No Assembly      
45 2000 Windhoek Teacher Education In The New Millennium: The Quest For Excellence    
46 2001 Santiago Teacher Education And The Challenge Of Change    
47 2002 Amsterdam Teacher Education And The Achievement Agenda    
48 2003 Melbourne Teachers As Leaders: Teacher Education For A Global Profession    
49 2004 Hong Kong Teachers As Learners: Building Communities For Professional Development    
50 2005 Pretoria Teachers As Change Agents: Identity, Autonomy & Accountability    
51 2006 Fortaleza Local And Global Perspectives On Change In Teacher Education    
52 2007 San Diego Borders, Boundaries, Barriers & Frontiers: Promoting Quality In Teacher Education    
53 2008 Braga Learning, Leading And Linking: The Impact Of Policy And Research Upon Practice    
54 2009 Muscat Maintaining Strategic Agility: Managing Change And Assuring Quality In Education For Teaching    
  2010 No Assembly       
55 2011 Glasgow Teachers and Teacher Education: Towards excellence in curriculum, pedagogy and leadership    
56 2012 Cape Coast Innovations and Trends in Education 56th Yearbook of Teacher Education Internationalising Education: Global Perspectives on Collaboration and Change
57 2013 Bangkok Changing Global Perspective on the Role of Teacher and Teacher Education 57th Yearbook of Teacher Education  
58 2014 Oshawa  Moving Forward in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Leadership  58th Yearbook of Teacher Education  
59 2015 Naruto Challenging disparities In Education 59th Yearbook of Teacher Education  
60 2016 Kingston Teachers for a Better World: Creating Conditions for Quality Education - Pedagogy, Policy and Professionalism 60th Yearbook of Teacher Education Redefining Teacher Education for the Post-2015 Era: Global Challenges and Best Practices
61 2017 Brno Re-thinking Teacher Professional Education: Using Research Findings for Better Learning 61st Yearbook of Teacher Education  
62 2018 Laredo Expanding Access and Exploring Frontiers 62nd Yearbook of Teacher Education  

*  Denotes World Assemblies conducted within the structure of the annual conference of the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession (WCOTP), now know as Education International