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ASCD 1984 - 2004: Defining Moments, Future Prospects by The ASCD Staff Writers

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 participants span the whole occupation of educators-superintendents, supervisors, principals, lecturers, professors of schooling, and college board members.ASCD was once first and foremost estimated to symbolize curriculum and supervision matters. through the years, its concentration has replaced, and it now addresses all elements of powerful instructing and studying, resembling expert improvement, academic management, and skill development. ASCD 1984-2004: Defining Moments, destiny customers serves as a chronicle of the prior two decades of the organization and gives a glance on the subsequent levels of its actions on behalf of educators and the scholars they serve.

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In an effort to extend ASCD’s reach to nonmember educators and policymakers, in May 2001, ASCD Executive Director Gene R. ” Within its first few years, the column focused on a number of timely issues relevant to teaching and learning, including service learning, standards and accountability, social and emotional health, and school size. In 2002, the Association also revamped its Web-based News and Issues area to make it easier to navigate and introduced the monthly ASCD EDPolicy Update to inform members of policy developments in education.

1 shows, a sampling of ASCD Annual Conference themes since 1987 provides further evidence of the Association’s emphasis on internationalization. ” By the 1990s, it was common practice for every ASCD committee to have a representative from outside the United States. 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.

40 A S C D 1 9 8 4 – 2 0 0 4 6 INFLUENCE As an international organization committed to developing leadership for quality in education for all students, ASCD now has the opportunity to boldly address those issues that will enhance our capacity to play a vital role in the renewal and reinvention of education. STEPHANIE PACE MARSHALL ASCD PRESIDENT, 1992–93 A leader among education associations, ASCD has sought influence within the community of educators and those interested in quality teaching and learning as well as within the political world of opinion leaders, policymakers, and their staffs.

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