Associations fulfil a crucial and significant role in the Education
sector. They represent the individual educators working at all levels
across sectors and are therefore ideally placed to service the broad
range of needs of their members.
Members of Professional Associations demonstrate a high level of dedication and commitment, through voluntary participation, to:
the professional development of teachers;
the enhancement of education practices; and
the learning experience of students.
Associations vary greatly in size, area of representation and the
nature of the services they provide. This diversity is invaluable and
allows the particular needs of all members to be effectively addressed.
It also fosters a rich educational culture across all curriculum areas
and interest groups.
Professional Associations generate a
positive cycle of reflection, challenge, change, growth and professional
development which benefits their members both individually and
corporately. Their financial livelihood comes from subscriptions,
workshop fees, grants, publications and the like, all of which is used
to provide the services which are identified by the members themselves
COACTEA supports its member
Professional Associations and others to provide quality professional
development for teachers, including relief teachers, and pre-service