Academic journal article Phi Delta Kappan

PDK Vision and Goals

Academic journal article Phi Delta Kappan

PDK Vision and Goals

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Putting PDK's vision into action has been a focus of the work for the international staff since the PDK International Board adopted a new vision and goals for the organization last January.

This vision is tied to PDK's mission, which is to promote high-quality education, in particular publicly supported education, as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life.

The three goals and some of the PDK programs that are connected to them are:

LEADERSHIP--Through programs such as Emerging Leaders, international travel, and publishing opportunities, PDK will recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of its members and chapters and share our knowledge with others.

RESEARCH--Through PDK's esteemed publications, we will share and distribute knowledge and research with local stakeholders, state and national policy makers, and the international community.

SERVICE--Through PDK's Future Educators Association, the only international pre-collegiate program for prospective educators, PDK will cultivate and support the next generation of great educators.

By uniting efforts and tapping into the strengths of PDK members and chapters worldwide, PDK will become the experts in cultivating great educators for tomorrow and ensuring high-quality education for today.


As members of Phi Delta Kappa International, we recognize the importance of stating for ourselves and for the public those ethical principles that guide our actions related to the education profession. …

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