Overview of the Association
The Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) is a non-profit European organisation aimed at enhancing the quality of Teacher Education in Europe and supporting the professional development of teachers and teacher educators at all levels. The members of the ATEE are individuals and institutions involved in the research and practice of teacher education, both within and outside higher education.
The ATEE tries to reach its aim through active dialogue and international exchange of research and practice in initial and in-service teacher education. ATEE’s members come from a wide variety of countries within Europe and beyond. As a result, the ATEE is a multicultural association with a wide expertise on the various fields of teacher education. ATEE tries to increase the co-operation between individuals and institutions involved in teacher education both inside and outside Europe by promoting international networks.
The exchange of research and practice is facilitated by the publication of the European Journal of Teacher Education and the organisation of annual conferences.
Research & Development Communities (RDC)
The Research & Development Communities (RDCs) are the core of this organisation, creating a backbone for social coherence within the association. They provide the first platform for dialogue, exchange and joint international activities between individuals and institutions.
ATEE has different types of membership: individual membership, institutional membership, student memberships and membership for associated institutions. Membership results in reduced fees for all the ATEE conferences, free hard copies of the European Journal of Teacher Education and free access to the online database of the European Journal of Teacher Education with all previous issues and the possibility to join in activities of one of the Research and Development Centres.