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National Professional Organizations in Education - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
National education organizations serve the professional needs of current teachers, as well as students enrolled in postsecondary education programs. If you're interested in learning more about what some of them have to offer, check out this chapter's short video lessons and quizzes. We'll help you examine some of these organizations' political objectives and membership requirements. You can also discover the variety of organizations catering to the professional needs of teachers in certain fields, including math, the language arts and social studies. By the time you reach the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with characteristics of the following:
- The National Education Association
- The American Federation of Teachers
- Educational organizations for specific fields
|National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism||Learn what's required to become a member of the National Education Association. You can also examine the objectives of this organization's political activism.|
|American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism||Survey some of the political activism taken on by the American Federation of Teachers. Explore its membership requirements.|
|Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education||Get some examples of the major professional organizations specific to your teaching area.|
1. National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism
The National Education Association (NEA) is a major force in the world of American education. Watch this lesson to find out what the NEA is, what it does, what its core values are, who can become a member, and how to join.
2. American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) provides many benefits to its members across the country. In this lesson, we'll explore the AFT, including how to join, the structure of the organization, and its mission and work across the United States.
3. Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education
Joining a professional education organization can provide educators with all sorts of benefits. But how can a teacher find an association in his or her content area? Watch this lesson for the benefits of field-specific organizations and how to find one.
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