Academic journal article Childhood Education

Strategic Plan 2000-2001

Academic journal article Childhood Education

Strategic Plan 2000-2001

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For more than 100 years, ACEI members have shared a dual commitment to the fulfillment of every child's potential and to the professional development of the classroom teacher. ACEI members are dedicated to an enlightened, child-centered approach to education that respects the child's developmental experiences at home, in school, and in the community. This philosophy is reflected in all professional programs, including publications, resource materials, topic workshops, and conferences. Members represent every segment of the preschool, elementary, and middle school fields, and include child care providers, teachers, teachers-in-training, administrators, researchers, teacher educators, and institutional subscribers.

Each year, using feedback from members, the Executive Board prepares a list of strategic goals for the Association for the immediate future and beyond. The list is distributed to members of the Executive Board and to ACEI Committee Chairs to use as a guide when planning programs and services for the coming year, and to the membership-at-large via the ACEI Exchange. The activities listed below are those that the respective committees plan to accomplish in 2000-2001 to help ACEI meet its Strategic Goals.

MISSION OF ACEI

The Mission of ACEI is to promote and support in the global community the optimal education and development of children, from birth through early adolescence, and to influence the professional growth of educators and the efforts of others who are committed to the needs of children in a changing society.

PURPOSE OF ACEI

* To promote the inherent rights, education, and well-being of all children in the home, school, and community

* To work for desirable conditions, programs, and practices for children from infancy through early adolescence

* To bring into active cooperation all individuals and groups concerned with children

* To raise the standard of preparation for those actively involved with the care and development of children

* To encourage continuous professional growth of educators

* To focus the public's attention on the rights and needs of children and on the ways various programs must be adjusted to fit those rights and needs.

To achieve these purposes, ACEI is guided by a dynamic philosophy of education that is flexible and responsive to human needs in a changing society (ACEI Constitution, Article II).

Strategic Goals

GOAL ONE TO PROMOTE ACEI'S MISSION AND WORK IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY, ACEI WILL:

Committee Activities:

* Promote the rights and well-being of all children by helping members to be more effective advocates for children. (Public Affairs Committee)

* Collaborate with other organizations through representation at other int'l conferences. (Intermediate/Middle Childhood Committee)

* Bring into active cooperation all individuals and groups concerned with children by sponsoring and promoting roundtables or other special events at the 2001 Annual International Conference in Toronto. (Professional Standards/Teacher Education, Research, Diversity Concerns, International/Intercultural, Public Affairs, & Intermediate/Middle Childhood Committees)

* Promote the well-being of all children by submitting strategies to implement the "safety/stop the violence" resolutions adopted at the 1999 Conference. (Public Affairs Committee)

* Share resources and support educators in the global community by continuing to develop its Web site for international linkage. (Intermediate/Middle Childhood, Public Affairs, & Technology Committees)

* Encourage professional growth of educators by continuing to develop and support People-to-People exchange programs. (Intermediate/Middle Childhood Committee)

* Link the global community by pairing international members through the initiation of "Electronic Buddies. …

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