Goals: "To stimulate the self-development and professional growth of teachers and reading specialists at all educational levels. -- To encourage the continuing improvement of college and university curricula and encourage preparation programs for teachers and reading specialists. -- To encourage the continuing improvement of administrative, clinical, diagnostic, and instructional practices related to the learning process"
"The Association of Teacher Educators was founded in 1920 and is an individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education both for school-based and post secondary teacher educators."
"The Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) is a non-profit association of scholars, critics, professors, students, librarians, teachers and institutions dedicated to the academic study of literature for children."
Mission: -- to promote international understanding through children's books -- to give children everywhere the opportunity to have access to books with high literary and artistic standards -- to encourage the publication and distribution of quality children's books, especially in developing countries -- to provide support and training for those involved with children and children's literature -- to stimulate research and scholarly works in the field of children's literature -- to protect and uphold the Rights of the Child according to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
"We publish cutting-edge research translated into practical resources for educators and students; set standards for literacy professionals and teacher education programs; appreciate educators through awards and grants; and vigorously advocate for funding and policies supporting the literacy needs of school systems, teachers, and students across the globe."
previously known as the International Reading Association (IRA)
"The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research."
"The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.“
"The mission of the Florida Association of Teacher Educators is to improve the effectiveness of teacher education through leadership in the development of quality programs to prepare teachers, by analyzing issues and practices relating to professional development, and by providing opportunities for personal and professional growth of Association members."