By The ASCD Staff Writers
Based in 1943, the organization for Supervision and Curriculum improvement (ASCD) is a world, nonprofit, nonpartisan association that represents 160,000 educators from greater than one hundred thirty five nations and sixty six associates. Its individuals span the complete career of educators-superintendents, supervisors, principals, lecturers, professors of schooling, and college board members.ASCD used to be at first expected to symbolize curriculum and supervision matters. through the years, its concentration has replaced, and it now addresses all facets of potent instructing and studying, corresponding to specialist improvement, academic management, and potential construction. ASCD 1984-2004: Defining Moments, destiny clients serves as a chronicle of the previous two decades of the organization and provides a glance on the subsequent phases of its actions on behalf of educators and the scholars they serve.
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Extra resources for ASCD 1984 - 2004: Defining Moments, Future Prospects
Department of Education, Secretary of Education Rod Paige visited ASCD headquarters. ASCD Executive Director Gene Carter hosted the visit, which included a meeting with staff executives. This meeting focused on ways ASCD might help clarify and expand communications among the Department and educators in the field—a critical dialogue to advance educator perspectives on the implementation of No Child Left Behind. FROM RESOLUTIONS TO THE ISSUES PROCESS ASCD redesigned its process for identifying resolutions in 1993.
In I N T E R N AT I O N A L I Z AT I O N 53 FIG. S. member. ASCD members organized the Global Education Network in 1992 and the Indigenous People’s Education Network one year later. By 2003, ASCD had 10 affiliates outside the United States. S. states and the Netherlands, and the ASCD Global Education Network. The project’s objective was to develop a planning framework for global education, and in 1994, it published its results as Global Understandings: A Framework for Teaching and Learning. In the typical ASCD fashion of evaluating initiatives and aligning activities with organizational plans, the Association’s internationalization efforts have all been subject to the scrutiny of the Review Council.
ASCD is as varied as the students it serves. 1). Association membership first topped the 100,000 mark in 1988 and, as noted, ended 2003 close to 160,000. 1 TOTAL ASCD MEMBERSHIP, 1984 –2003 225,000 200,000 175,000 150,000 125,000 100,000 159,731 151,006 145,544 1993 1997 116,000 75,000 50,000 25,000 47,398 0 1984 1989 2003 members, become part of the ASCD community, and explore new avenues for participation. 2). Notably, many of the new members over the past 10 years have come from the ranks of classroom teachers.