The International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE) is an independent organization of teacher educators free of external political or economic controls. It is dedicated to the improvement of teacher education in all settings by fostering discussion, critical analysis, and dissemination of ideas from research and innovative practice in teacher education.
Since 1981, the Society has met in different countries for an Annual Seminar lasting about five days at which participants present papers for discussion in small groups. The Seminars are based on a special format which encourages constructive dialog on contemporary issues in teacher education and is accompanied by experiences which help participants to understand the educational environment of the host country.
ISfTE is proud of its networking systems which facilitate scholarly professional activity. ISfTE networking includes an extensive International Educators Discussion List (group e-mail), its own Journal (JISTE) and frequent direct contact between members from many countries and institutions.