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ISfTE Newsletter 28 July 2010

ISfTE Newsletter 28 July 2010

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July 2010 No. 28
Secretary General's Message
ISFTE 2010
C
ongratulations to Marta Luz Sisson de
C
astro and hercommittee for a very successful 30
th
anniversary of theInternational Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE)Seminar!It was academically stimulating complemented byengaging social activities.Thanks also to the keynote speakers: Sybil Wilson (
C
anada),Robert Verhine (Brazil), Earl Shorris (USA), and Anna Hugo(South Africa).
Special Thanks
And a VERY special thanks to John Hansen (USA) and MartaLuz Sisson de
C
astro (Brazil) for the development andproduction of a commemorative 30
th
anniversary book,
Commemorating Seminars Around the World for 30 Years
.For long-standing members, Im sure the book provided asmile as they reminisced. For newer members, the book provided a retrospective of the organization.For general membership, copies of the 30
th
anniversary book are still available. Information on how to purchase a copy willbe forthcoming on the ISfTE website.
N
ew ISfTE Members
Welcome again to the newcomers to ISfTE!!! We all hope that you found the seminar experience both rewarding andproductive. Furthermore, we trust you had opportunities tomake new friends and establish collaborative efforts in thefuture as we all continue to look to improve teacher educationaround the world.
 
ISfTE Newsletter 
, No. 28, July 20102
Minutes of Meetings
Note you will find minutes of the Executive
C
ommittee,General Business Meeting, and the JISTE Editorial Boardposted on the ISfTE website (http://isfte.org).
Other Publicationavailable
Also, Warren Halloway(Australia) (whallowa@une.edu.au) and John Mauer(Australia) have a publication entitled
nternational Research in Teacher Education: Current Perspectives
that will also be available at the upcomingSeminar.Information on ordering this important publicationis available at the ISfTEwebsite.
Future ISfTE Seminar Sites
2012Bhutan: Warren Halloway (Australia) and John Mauer (Australia) willproviding significant support to the co-convenors (Dr. Kezang S.Sherab, Dr.Phintsho
C
hoden, and Dr. KezangTshering).
2012Bahrain: Numan Al-Musawi will be working closely with the department chair, Dr. Shamsan Al Mannai, in preparing for the ISfTE Seminar at the University of Bahrain.
2014Hong Kong: Jacky Pow has secured the support of Dr. Janet Draper, Head of the Department of Education Studies, HKBU, for our visit in 2014.
Election Results
The membership has elected the following two members to serve a 3-year termon the ISfTE Executive
C
ommittee: Dr.
C
ornel Da
C
osta (England) and Dr. PeggySaunders (USA).
C
ongratulations! Thanks to all who voted.
 
ISfTE Newsletter 
, No. 28, July 20103
Images from the ISfTE Seminar in Brazil
Dr. Sybil Wilson (
C
anada), keynote speaker, began the30
th
ISfTE Seminar by getting participants to
imagin
e
a betterworld and what we, as teachers, can do in her address titled,Educating Teachers for a Better World.Dr. Robert Verhine (Brazil), keynote speaker and highereducation evaluation expert,spoke on The Evaluation of Teacher Training in Brazil: Some Findings from a NationwideEffort and the various external influences and factorsimpinging on the process.Earl Shorris (USA), keynote speaker, in his addresstitled, At the Shrine of the Bald-Headed Tinker,discussed his educational work with globalunderserved communities.Benjamin ZufiaurreGoicoechea(Spain) introduced theseminars last keynote speaker, Anna Hugo (SouthAfrica). Annas address, Teacher Training: My LessonsLearned in Distance Education, provided a brief history of the changes in teacher education in SouthAfrica.

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