Academic journal article Childhood Education

Opportunities for Involvement and Change

Academic journal article Childhood Education

Opportunities for Involvement and Change

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As we approach the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011, this might be a good time to pause, reflect, and consider your relationship with ACEI. To paraphrase John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech from 1961, "Ask not what ACEI can do for you--ask what you can do for ACEI."

During summer and fall this year, I had the opportunity to share my thoughts about ACEI with various classes of preservice teachers in Singapore and Buffalo, New York. For many of them, this was the first time they had heard of ACEI. You, too, can be an advocate for the association by sharing your enthusiasm for ACEI with a colleague of fellow student. As emerging educators, we know that being involved in a professional organization can help us to fulfill the dream of working together to better meet the needs of children around the world.

The Emerging Educators Committee is going through a major transition this year, becoming a council instead of a committee. The purpose of this change is to involve the various student chapters around the globe in order to form a new Emerging Educators Council consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Council Members. These positions are open for nominations and I strongly urge interested applicants to consider being a part of this dynamic team. …

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