International Federation of Teachers' Associations (IFTA)

Fédération internationale des associations d'instituteurs (FIAI)
Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Maestros (FIAM)

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History

June 1926, Amsterdam (Netherlands). Statutes revised: 1953; 1971; 1984. Sometimes referred to in French as Fédération internationale des associations de professeurs and in English as International Federation of Institutors Associations. Represented teachers in infant and primary schools. Closely linked from 1952 with International Federation of Secondary Teachers (FIPESO), when, jointly with World Organization of the Teaching Profession (WOTP), they were instrumental in setting up World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession (WCOTP). IFTA and FIPESCO became constituent federations of WCOTP, which itself later merged with International Federation of Free Teachers' Unions (IFFTU) to form Education International (EI). Following decision of 10 Oct 1993, Geneva (Switzerland), IFTA ceased to have affiliates or activities as from 31 Dec 1993, when it merged with Education International. Dissolution took legal effect 1 July 1995, following gradually taking over of activities.

Aims

Raise the standard of all forms of popular education; promote the idea of educating children and adolescents towards understanding between peoples, respect for human dignity and the rights of man; improve teaching methods, scholastic organization and teacher-training; defend moral and material interests of teachers.

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Consultative Status

International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Infants
    • Adolescents
  • Education
    • Education
    • Educators
    • Graduates
    • Educational Content

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender Equality

UIA Org ID

C2021

Last News Received

4. Jan 1994
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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