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Norway
The Norwegian Centre for Arts and Culture in Education is a resource centre helping strengthen work in art and culture subjects in primary and secondary education. It was established by The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research in 2007. Its main tasks are the development of related activity to the national framework and teaching plan, support to the implementation and [...]

Netherlands
Formerly known as "Vereniging van Samenwerkende Nederlandse Universiteiten", the VSNU officially represents the fourteen Dutch research Universities. The association\'s website provides information on its focus areas, among others: human resources, research, education, finance, governance & accountability, international affairs, communication & public affairs. Furthermore, [...]

international
The Migration and Diaspora Studies at the Carleton University in Canada provide a long link list of research centres, associations and networks working on issues like migration, refugees and diaspora. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Israel
"Israel Unlimited" is a programme initiated in 2009 that aims at promoting the inclusion of people with disability in Israel. The programme is a partnership between the Israeli government, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Ruderman Family Foundation. In this JDC press release of January 2013, you will find information on the expansion of the [...]

Finland; Sweden; Denmark; Norway; Estonia; Lithuania; Latvia; Iceland
SYL as founded in 1921 and is the National Union of University Students in Finland. The website provides information on goals and activities of SYL, including development cooperation, educational and social politics. SYL also publishes a newsletter ("Trending"), and participates in NOM, a regional organisation bringing together the student organisations of Nordic and Baltic [...]

Israel
The "Israel Science and Technology Homepage" lists websites of professional educational associations in Israel. According to their own statement, "Israel Science and Technology Homepage is the national database and directory of science and technology related sites in Israel." [Abstract: Site editor’s information supplemented by editors of Education Worldwide]

Belgium; Denmark; Germany; France; Greece; Ireland; Iceland; Italy; Canada; Luxemburg; Netherlands; Norway; Austria; Portugal; Sweden; Switzerland; Spain; Turkey; United States; United Kingdom; Japan; Finland; Australia; New Zealand; Mexico; Czech Republic; Republic of Korea; Hungary; Poland; Slovak Republic; Chile; Slovenia; Israel; Estonia
This OECD-website lists international websites related to child well-being research. It differentiates between international organisations, european organisations, non-profit-organisations international research projects, ministries, governmental facilities, statistics agencies and universities.

Ukraine; Belarus; Russian Federation
This Russian language website provides a lot of information on disability in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. You can look up thematic keywords, links to organisations in the three countries, authors and their publications. Many links also provide fulltexts (reports, articles, analyses, guides, guidelines, and more). Among others, you will find information on the issue of [...]

South Africa, Republic
The website provides information on the structure and the work of the ministry. You will find documents (fulltext) on aims, programmes, strategies, reports, policies, legislation and more. Apart from the Ministry for Higher Education and Training there is also a Ministry for Basic Education (see for http://bildung-weltweit.de/bisy.html?spr=1&a=882). [Abstract: Editors of [...]

India
Established in 2011 the National Independent School Alliance (NISA) promotes low-fee and budget private schools in India and the accessibility and affordability of quality education for economically weaker groups. Their web page informs about mission and activities, upcoming events like the Annual School Leaders Summit or the advantages of a membership. NISA represents more [...]

Puerto Rico
The Association of Private Education (AEP) of Puerto Rico is an organisation which represents several education institutions of all niveaus (university, post-secondary, elementary, prescholar, technical, secondary, vocational). Its task is to preserve, protect and promote the educational diversity offered by private education in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico
The Association of Teachers of Puerto Rico (AMPR) is a professional, non-profit organisation which offers services to education professionals which contribute to improve education quality in Puerto Rico. AMPR assists in the elimination of inequalities in the education sector by influencing public education towards integrity, transparency and stability.

Uruguay
The objectives of the Uruguayan Society of Mathematics Education (SEMUR) are the promotion of Uruguayan mathematics theacers and of activities of mathematics education in Uruguay. Also, it gathers study, discussion and proposal groups which elaborate mathematics plans and programs for all levels. Thus they develop into professionals which are capable of contribute to a serious [...]

Uruguay
The objectives of the Uruguayan Association of Catholic Education (AUDEC) are one the one hand the coordination and representation of catholic institutions of formal and nonformal education on their diverse levels in the national frame. On the other hand, AUDEC stimulates the integral development of persons through a socio-educative process. Furthermore, AUDEC promotes, [...]

Uruguay
The Uruguayan Federation of the Teaching Profession - Primary Education Workers (FUM-TEP) was founded in 1945 by the teacher confederation of Uruguay as well as the federation of teacher associations of Uruguay. Its objective is to represent all teachers which are actively involved in teaching, to maintain and tend to perfect the autonomous public teaching in technical, [...]

Uruguay
The National Federation of Professors for Secondary Education in Uruguay (FENAPES) is an association which includes 51 member institutions of the country. The management body is the association congress which gathers every two years and elects an executive committee. The federation maintains many contacts with other syndical education organisations through the Coordinadora de [...]

Ecuador
The website ecuadorexplorer.com offers a list of NOGs which are active in Ecuador. Many of them work in the education sector. Links lead to the homepage of the organisations.

Ecuador
Free The Children first started working in Ecuador 10 years ago (stand: January 2012) in partnership with Tom Walsh and the Chimborazo Foundation to provide education to marginalized indigenous children. Since the Adopt a Village model had not yet been developed, the project focused its efforts on building schools. In 2008, it realized the need for further support for these [...]

Ecuador
The Evaluation, Accreditation and Assurance Counsil for the Quality of Higher Education (CEAACES) contributes to the guarantee of quality of the institutions, programs and careers which are integrated in the national higher education system. This is effected by the application of continuous processes of autoevaluation, external evaluation and accreditation.

Panama; Central America; Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Honduras; El Salvador; Guatemala
The Association of Private Universities of Central America and Panama (AUPRICA) consists of all private higher education institutions of the member countries Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvator and Guatemala. The objectives of AUPRICA are the promotion of academical excellency as necessary and fundamental element for the development of a qualitative education, [...]

Guatemala
The Counsil of Private Higher Education (CEPS) is the superior organ of private universities and higher education institutions of Guatemala. Its tasks are to make sure that the academical niveau in the private universities is maintained without endangering their independency as well as to authorize the founding of new universities. In addition, CEPS organizes the application [...]

Latin America; Caribbean; Argentina; Bolivia; Chile; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Dominican Republic; Uruguay; Venezuela; Spain; Portugal; United States; Germany
The Network of Virtual Libraries of Social Sciences of Latin-America and the Caribbean (CLASCO) has the objectives to promote and to facilitate the access to research results of the member centres of CLASCO. For this purpose, CLASCO has created a virtual library which grants free access to the different contents. CLASCO was founded by the libraries of the members of the [...]

Bolivia
Educación Sin Fronteras is a non-governmental, independent, laic and non-profit development organisation which consists of persons which participate actively in the challenge to effect a more just and more solid education in which the values of equity, democracy and respect of diversity prevail. The organisation was founded in 1988 by a group of professionals of education [...]

Bolivia; United States
Edu-Futuro (Educación Para Nuestro Futuro) empowers Latino children, youth and families through education and leadership development to succeed and contribute to their community, while teaching others about Latin American cultures. In 1998, a group of Bolivian parents and the Bolivian Ambassador met with the Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools to establish an academic [...]

Bolivia
The Network Tic Bolivia is a non-profit multi-sectorial association composed by 24 member organisations. These organisations are non-governmental entities, private enterprises as well as governmental universities and entities which apply ICT in favor of the sustainable human development in the fields of education, governmental affairs and agriculture.

Bolivia
The Local Development Study and Support Centre (CEADL) is a non-governmental orgasation acknowledged as educative counselling instance by the society and the government, which is based on the principles of the education of society and which contributes to the construction of an inclusive and democratic society by the transformation of legally and socio-politically as well as [...]

Argentina
The National Interuniversity Council (CIN) was founded in 1985. Since then, it is the nucleus for the national universities, which joined the organisation voluntarily, according to their autonomy. Thus, the CIN is the coordinative organisation of university politics. The highest authority of the CIN is the plenary of rectors. It gathers every six months for an ordinary session.

Argentina
The Councils for the Regional Planning of Higher Education (CPRES) are institutions which unite all actors of Argentinian higher education: National and private universities as well as national and provincial government offices. Thus it is the only horizontal organ of coordination, an authority of exchange of the higher education sector on a regional level. It performs [...]

Latin America
The RIEPESAL is an institutional network of researchers who do research on higher education policy. Unfortunately, RIEPESAL\'s website is outdated (last information from about 2011). The website provides information on conferences, publications and some Open Access articles published by RIEPESAL members. RIEPESAL was founded in 2004 and has its headquarter in the Instituto [...]

Nicaragua
The Forum for Education and Human Development of the Initiative for Nicaragua (FEDH-IPN) is a plural network of institutions, organisations, gremiums, social movements, foundations, sectors and individual persons which work voluntarily for the promotion of education and of human development in Nicaragua. The objectives of FEDH-IPN are the facilitation of oppportunities and [...]

Italy
The South Tyrol Book Institute was founded in 1954 with the aim to foster the German language and related culture in the area of South Tyrol, by organising events and setting up initiatives. In 1999, the child and youth centre was started. It supports children and young people with an enthusiasm for reading and writing in the German language, many of its projects are now [...]

international
The websit offers some links to international evaluation organisations, to information about evaluation standards as well as about vocational training.

Spain
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is a public institution dedicated to research in Spain. Belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the Secretary of State for Research, its main objective is to develop and promote research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress, and it is prepared to collaborate with Spanish and [...]

international
USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Its Work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth, agriculture and trade, global health and democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance. USAID provides [...]

Peru
The National Education Council (CNE) is a technical, specialized, consultative and autonomous organ which is subordinate to the ministry of education. Its task is to contribute to the formulation, the arrangement, the implementation and the evaluation of the national education project as well as to develop, together with the ministry of education, the medium- and long-term [...]

South Africa, Republic
"As an independent government agency, the NRF promotes and supports research in all fields of knowledge. It also conducts research and provides access to National Research Facilities." A focus is on natural sciences. The website provides a lot of information on projects, programmes, scholarships, research centres, centres of excellence, annual reports on research in South [...]

Switzerland
Based on a government mandate, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports scientific research in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine and the engineering sciences. To ensure its independence, the SNSF was established as a private foundation in 1952. Its core task is the evaluation of research proposals. By allocating public research money based on the [...]

Belgium
The Scientific Research Fund (FNRS) contributes to the development of basic research of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels and fosters its quality. The FNRS wants to focus the challenges which are connected to the changes of research policy on an international level as well as help the researchers of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels to integrate themselves into the European [...]

France
The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France\'s Ministry of Research. Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, the tasks of the CNRS are to evaluate and carry out all research capable of advancing knowledge and bringing social, cultural, [...]

Luxemburg
Since 1999, the National Research Fund (FNR) has developed various thematic and structural funding instruments that helped to construct Luxembourg’s reputation as a research site. The FNR serves all branches of science and the humanities with an emphasis on strategically aligned research domains. A Performance Contract, concluded with the Ministry of Higher Education and [...]

Lithuania
LSS is a non-governmental association of scientists and their various organisations. It encourages the participation of all scientists regardless of their areas of activity, institution, position or scientific title. The underlying organisational principles of the LSS are democratic, enabling each member to act in the name of the LSS. The goals of the LSS are the development [...]

Austria
The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is Austria\'s central funding organization for basic research. The purpose of the FWF is to support the ongoing development of Austrian science and basic research at a high international level. In this way, the FWF makes a significant contribution to cultural development, to the advancement of our knowledge-based society, and thus to the [...]

Peru
The organisations, institutions and member networks of the Peruvian Campaign for the Right to Education (CPDE) exercise their membership in accordance with the principles of the CPDE. Those are the recognition of education as a fundamental human right whose application is guaranteed by the state, the approval of a public, inclusive and anti-discriminative education, the [...]

Peru
Coherencia is a political pedagogical institution which debates about problems and opportunities of the country. It was founded by and for citizens to achieve the productive transformation of persons and institutions through vocational training, participation and an impact on society. Coherencia consists of two independent organisations: the project Coherencia, which was [...]

Chile
The State universities of Chile have organized a consortium to create an authority, which ensures coordination, cooperation and complementation between the universities. Problem areas of public politics are identified and analysed, joint academical, administrative and economical programs are developed and the common use of available resources is organised by the consortium. [...]

Romania
Civil Society Development Foundation (CSDF) is an independent, non-governmental organisation, established in 1994 at the initiative of European Commission. Its mission is, through information, financing, training and advocacy, to develop the capacity of civil society organizations and communities to improve the lives of people.

Romania
eRomania Gateway (eRG) is a not-for-profit organization promoting and supporting e-development in Romania. Established in November 2001, the association is an open partnership between the public sector (represented by the Romanian Government as a founding member and under the umbrella of the Romanian Presidency), the business community and civil society organizations. eRG [...]

Dominican Republic
The coalition for a worthy education is an efford for a unity of organisations and activists which want to achieve, with civil and pacifist actions, which match a good part of the LEY GENERAL DE EDUCACION 66-97, that 4% of the PIB of the national budget are allocated for education.

Dominican Republic
The Junior Achivement Dominicana is a non-profit service organisation which supports the development and the execution of education programs in economic and vocational aspects and aspects of human relations of children and the youth: through helping them to understand the importance of the economy of the free market, the roll of the bureaus and negociations in global economy, [...]

Dominican Republic
The mission of the Dominican Association of University Principals (ADRU) is the promotion of the development of the member institutions in the frame of quality, autonomy and academical pluralism. Also, it wants to favor strategies which aim for the strengthening of the university education system as well as of science and technology of the Dominican Republic. The association [...]

United States
The National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) was initially established (in 1962) to investigate the broad aspects of human development as a means of understanding developmental disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the events that occur during pregnancy. Today (april 2011), the Institute conducts and supports research on [...]

Austria
Platform EduCare is a Austrian consortium of representatives of institutions, interest groups and sponsoring organisations as well as experts for elementary education. It is non-political, non-religious, without determination on any pedagogical doctrines and schools and is not obligated to any organisations. Plattform EduCare supports the non-political "Volksbegehren [...]

Austria
The Austrian Umbrella Association of the Professional Groups of Kindergarten and Nursery Educators was founded in 1994. It is a non-profit society originated by the fusion of the professional groups of kindergarten and nursery educators of Austria. The aim is a non-political and non-religious professional group of educators for kindergartens and nurseries in Austria. On the [...]

Germany; international
The IGfH (Internationale Gesellschaft für erzieherische Hilfen) is the German national section of FICE (Fédération Internationale des Communautés Éducatives). The IGfH is a lobby for the rights and needs of young people in public care. It is not oriented towards parties, politics, or religion. Its foundation is one of the biggest foundations in the area of child and youth [...]

Switzerland; international
The FICE (Fédération Internationale des Communautés Educatives) was founded in 1948 with the support of the UNESCO. It is an international organisation for the concerns of educational assistance. As non-governmental organisation, it has counseling status at the UNESCO, the European Council, UNICEF and ECOSOC. FICE is politically and religiously neutral and refuses every [...]

Africa
The Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) is a non-profit making organization established to promote co-operation amongst examining and assessment bodies in Africa. The main objectives for which the AEAA is established include the promotion of co-operation amongst examining and assessment bodies in Africa, the encouragement of relevant examining and [...]

Rwanda
RENCP’s mandate is to serve as a body for NGO representation, information sharing and coordination. The 2010 RENCP work plan reflects this mandate as it includes, lesson-sharing field visits to member operating areas, an annual NGO workshop along a selected theme, and capacity building of local education NGOs to ensure sustainability, among other activities. Rwanda now [...]

Rwanda
Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Rwanda Chapter, is a non-profit membership organisation that brings together people interested in promoting female education in Rwanda. Since its inception in November 1997, FAWE Rwanda has broadened its scope of assistance in Education throughout the country. FAWE’s core mission is to work, together with its partners, to [...]

Uganda; Rwanda; Kenya
The Mission Work Good News (MFB e.V.) in Großalmerode is a Christian-humanitarian aid organization which works in Eastern Africa since 1962. It focusses on child- and partnership programss, the fostering of school education, women\'s self-help projects, educational endowment and old people\'s welfare. For 25 years, child partnerships are successfully conciliated in Uganda, [...]

Rwanda
The National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) ensures that all school curricula are well-understood and effectively used by teachers via regular visits to schools, training seminars to orient teachers, periodic reviews, research and evaluation of curricula. NCDC attaches great importance to ensuring continuing education and training and the encouragement of individual [...]

Uganda
The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) is a statutory agency, a supervisor for quality and relevant higher education established under the "Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001" to regulate higher education and to guide the country in the establishment of institutions of higher learning as well as ensure that quality and relevant education is [...]

United States
The National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME) is the professional organization of state officials charged with the administrative responsibilities of using state funds to help all migrant children succeed in school. NASDME provides its members ongoing information about events and activities, and offers new members training, guidance and counsel. It [...]

Botswana
The collection of documents from the University of Botswana is on a great variety of topics. There are statistics on education, different university policies ans strategy papers.

Belgium
The interuniversitary council CIUF is the official platform for the fine tuning between the academic, student, political, economic and administrative fields. Its 39 members focus on higher education. The council aims to the promotion, maintaining and organization of the cooperation between the single participants of the higher education system of Belgium, esp. institutes, [...]

Belgium
The autonome academy of the germanophone community of Belgium concentrates on the education of primary school teachers, kindergarden teachers and on health and nursing sciences offering the adequate study program. The site provides information about the studies with instructions on practical courses, the teaching program, organisational facts like access and immatriculation [...]

Cameroon
Die Cameroon Education For All Network (CEFAN) is an association of different organisations of the civil society (associations, non-governmental organisations, syndicats), which are active in the field of education in Cameroon. This non-profit, non-political organisation was founded on october 21, 2005 in Yaoundé and pursues the objective of the realisation of education which [...]

Cameroon
The Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC) is a non-governmental, not for profit organization. Since its inception in 2002, the organization has been working with children/youths, parents, government bodies and intergovernmental bodies in the promotion of community welfare. It works to identify the needs of the child, especially the rural [...]

Cameroon
Cameroon Education Network (CAMEDNET) is an organisation dedicated to inspire educational innovation through cost-effective ICT in order to fight poverty in Africa by and large and Cameroon in particular. Cameroon Education Network is one of Africa\'s training and recruitment consultancies in the educational arena with a wealth of experience in teaching and learning, [...]

Cameroon
The Institute for the Promotion of Sciences, Creativity, Innovation and Technology (IPSCIT) has the following objectives: * To promote the efficiency of formation and research * To support development projects and activities initiated by stakeholders of society * To foster the emergence of a society of knowledge and know-how in Africa * To promote international cooperation [...]

Arab States
The Arab Education Forum is a non-governmental, non-profit organization active in the Arab World in the field of community and youth work. The mission of AEF is to contribute to an Arab cultural regeneration project that springs out of the inherent knowledge and experiences within the Arab societies. AEF constantly attempts to develop a shared vision related to learning in the [...]

Morocco
Moroccan Education And Resource Network (MEARN) is a Morocco-based non-profit organization founded by Moroccan educators for the empowerment of all Moroccan children and youth. By providing access to quality education, information and knowledge for the transformation of the Moroccan educational system, MEARN is preparing the youth of Morocco to effectively enter the 21st [...]

Morocco
The ECAM unites private educational institutes which are under the jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in Morocco (diocese Rabat) and whose persons responsibles are interested in the amelioration of pedagogical activity. The institutions pursue a common educational project which is defined by intern documents of the ECAM.

Morocco
The chaplaincy for Catholic students in Morocco (AECAM) offers its members a comprehensive care and community. The groups, which are accompagnied by a priest, meet not only for Catholic services, but also for common activities to strengthen their faith and to discuss their student life. The AECAM understands itself as a coordinator of the common life and offers, not least [...]

United States
The CIS is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation`s think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States. It is the Center´s mission to expand the base of public knowledge and understanding of the need for an [...]

Poland
The Polish Academy of Sciences is a state scientific institution founded in 1952. It functions as a learned society acting through an elected corporation of top scholars and research organizations, via its numerous scientific establishments. It has also become a major scientific advisory body through its scientific committees. Division I Social Sciences, Division II [...]

Austria
The Austrian society for higher education didactics (ÖGHD) was founded in 1977. Since then, it has its headquarter in Vienna. The ÖGHD works primarily in German speaking area. Its goal is to document and to promote the discussion of the universities, the public and the society for the amelioration of university teaching. Its task area comprehends research of higher education [...]

Spain
The Spanish Society of Pedagogy (SEP) is a non-profit scientific and professional organisation, which is open to all who are interested in education and its amelioration. With the foundation of its journal `Bordón` and the organisation of classes and seminars, it wanted to create a certain ambiance of a pedagogical discussion, which should effect changes in the education [...]

Netherlands
The Vereniging voor Onderwijs Research (VOR) is the official professional association for educational research in the Netherlands and has also Dutch-speaking members from Belgium. It aims to be the voice of educational research and educational researchers in the Netherlands, to take care of the interests of its members, the profession and the professional population, and to [...]

Morocco; Jordan; Yemen; Egypt
EFE’s mission is to improve the futures of young people in the Middle East and North Africa by giving them the tools to build livelihoods for themselves. Their goal is to give youth whose prospects are limited - either by socio-economic constraints or by inadequate education - cutting-edge professional training that leads directly to job opportunities. EFE operates on three [...]

Morocco
Very few girls from rural communities in Morocco get the opportunity of continuing their education after primary school. To help tackle this, Education For All, a Moroccan NGO, is building and running girls’ boarding houses near secondary colleges, allowing some girls from rural families to continue their education. The homepage informs about current and past projects and [...]

France
The informal network for educational reflection is open for all those who deal with the child and youth care. It is a non-political, non-confessional organisation with the goal to comprehend how to educate children and adolescents in a way that they develop an individual and social equilibrium.

Europe
The Utrecht Network is a representative European-wide network of 31 European universities in 29 countries, cooperating in the area of internationalization. It is particularly committed to such areas as student and staff mobility, summer schools, the internationalization of curricula, joint curricula and double/joint degrees etc.

Europe
The European Institute of Education and Social Policy is a non-profit organisation with thirty-four years experience in the analysis of education and training policies in Europe and in the partner countries of the European Union. The institute was founded in 1975 by the European Cultural Foundation to meet a need of the European Commission by contributing to the development of [...]

United Kingdom
CEM is a not-for-profit organisation and part of Durham University, based in North East England. It provides educational monitoring systems computer-adaptive assessments which are used in schools. Also it is has an educational research unit including a data base and many publications on the area of educational research.

South America; Europe
The ALICE (America Latina Interconectada Con Europa) project was set up in 2003 to develop the RedCLARA network, which provides IP research network infrastructure within the Latin American region and towards Europe. It was managed by DANTE, and was 80% funded by the European Commission. It had 4 European and 19 Latin American partners, including the Latin American research [...]

Denmark
FFD is the national organizing body of the 80 Danish Folk High Schools. Each an independent, non-governmental institution with 50-200 adult students. FFD develops and maintains political and professional relations with the Government and partners, both at the national and international levels. The purpose of FFD is to work for the idea of the folk high school and to create [...]

Bulgaria
Znanie Association – Sofia, Bulgaria, is a non-profit making organisation, established in 1990, with priorities in training and education. It is an Association of teachers, lecturers, University tutors, and various specialists, aimimg to create possibilities for out-of-school education and long-life qualification to every personality, regardless of his personal background, [...]

Lithuania
The aim of AIKOS is to help the citizens of Lithuania to choose a marketable profession, which can be obtained for the first time or through re-training at Lithuanian or European higher and vocational schools, by accumulating, processing, and presenting easily accessible information to a wide range of users. AIKOS is an open vocational information, counselling, and guidance [...]

Ivory Coast
Besides a short overview of the educational situation of girls in the country, the site presents UNGEIs perspectives and goals, mainly to strengthen the community`s participation to promote girls` education and to reduce gender disparities. The section "newsline" informs about recent activities on the educational sector concerning girls` education.

Spain
The Fédération espagnole d\'associations de professeurs de français (FEAPF) brings together the associations of teachers of French throughout Spain at every educational level. It coordinates the associations nationally and ensures their representation on the international stage. Its work is structured along three lines: educational politics, training and the dissemination [...]

Moldova
MATE (The Moldavian Association of Teachers of English) was founded by a group of teachers in the fall of 1990. It is a professional, non-political organization, the aim of which is the improvement in standards of teaching English as a foreign language. MATE is based in Iasi, but individual membership is open to all teachers of English in the counties of Moldavia. MATE [...]

Ivory Coast
The INP-HB was established as an Ivorian umbrella organisation for higher education institutions and vocational schools in the fields of business, technical, geological and administrative education. The institute intends to mediate between education policy and its practice and aims to improve the quality of professional qualifications in order to strengthening the Ivorian [...]

Republic of Korea
Korea Research Foundation (KRF) is a national organization dedicated to social and scientific development. Main tasks of the KRF are as follows: 1) promotion of basic research, 2) support for women and young scientists, 3) promotion of scientific exchange and cooperation between North and South Korea and international research partners, 4) advancing progress in science and [...]

Switzerland
The SDBB, a Swiss service centre for vocational education, study and career advice, is a special agency founded by the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK). It offers services on national level and for the language regions in the fields of vocational education and training and career and study advice.

international
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest. WIPO was established by the WIPO Convention in [...]

Africa; Asia
The network of higher education institutions in the Commonwealth states, comprising more than 500 members, has been in existence since 1915. Its idea is to strengthen the professional profiles of universities in the member states and to integrate them into the research and science community, for instance by policy agreements with the European Union.

Scotland; United Kingdom
Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS) is an independent, educational charity, representing over 70 member schools in Scotland, which educate more than 32,000 children of mixed abilities from diverse backgrounds. SCIS promotes choice, diversity and excellence in Scottish education. The website offers a school database, advice for parents as well as information on [...]

United Kingdom
The Russell Group is an association of 20 major research-intensive universities of the United Kingdom. Formed in 1994 at a meeting convened in Russell Square, the Group is composed of the Vice- Chancellors/Principals of the Universities. The website lists the member universities and contains statements on current issues in education policy.

international
The VSO is one of the oldest and largest networks of volunteers operating worldwide twowards reducing poverty and inequality. While it also offers volunteer projects involving young people, it mainly cooperatees with experienced, highly qualified professionals.

Africa
The Association for the Development of Education in Africa maintains several working groups on educational issues in Africa, including education sector analysis, distance and open learning, informal learning, learning material, early childhood education, higher education in Africa. A biennial conference is held, and publications can be searched and accessed from the database [...]

international
INASP's work focuses on communication, knowledge and networks, with particular emphasis on the needs of developing and emerging countries. INASP responds to their national priorities for: capacities to use, create, manage and communicate scholarly information and knowledge via appropriate ICTs, access to national and international scholarly information and knowledge. National, [...]

Turkey
The website provides information on the EU programme for Lifelong Learning (2007-2013), the Bologna Process, Euroguidance, European Language Label and pertinent exchange opportunities with Turkey.

Luxemburg
The national agency provides counselling, information and networking activities for Luxembourg for educational programmes within the EU Lifelong Learning programme, i,.e. Comenius, Grundtvig, Leonardo da Vinci.

Poland
This is the national contact point in Poland for the EU programme for Lifelong Learning (2007-2013) providing information and counselling as regards Erasmus, Grundtvig, Leonardo da Vinci, the European Language Label etc.

Slovenia
This agenc in Slovenia acts as a contact point for the EU programmes forLifelong Learning (2007-2013): Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci, Erasmus, Grundtvig.

Romania
This national contact point in Rumania provides and disseminates information and documentation on the EU programme for Lifelong Learning (2007-2013).

Norway
The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education ( SIU) is a public Norwegian agency that promotes international cooperation in education and research.

Europe
The European Research Council was founded by the EU as of 2007 in order to complement the FP 7 research promotion programme of ideas, it is investigator-driven and thus takes a bottom-up approach. Researchers are promoted if they prove to be excellent in science and technology, and prove themselves to be successful in a highly competitive programme. The ERC cooperates with [...]

international
SciDev.Net - the Science and Development Network - is a not-for- profit organisation dedicated to providing reliable and authoritative information about science and technology for the developing world. The website www. scidev.net gives policymakers, researchers, the media and civil society information and a platform to explore how science and technology can reduce poverty, [...]

Europe
The EURAXESS network provides mobile researchers and scientists in the European Union with service centres where they can acquire information and guidance regarding relevant issues in the respective countries, e.g. accommodation, day care and schooling, intellectual property rights, language courses, recognition of qualifications, salaries and taxation, social and cultural [...]

United Kingdom; England; Wales; Northern Ireland
The National Database of Accredited Qualifications (NDAQ) contains details of qualifications that are accredited by the regulators of external qualifications in England (Ofqual), Wales (DCELLS) and Northern Ireland (CCEA). Users can search for details on current and expired accredited qualifications.

Commonwealth; international
Our goal is to support Commonwealth governments in their efforts to attain universal, sustainable and high quality education for all citizens. We work closely with ministries of Education and various partners to address the six action areas in education across the Commonwealth. These include achieving Universal Primary Education; eliminating gender disparities in education; [...]

Commonwealth
The Commonwealth Consortium for Education has been established by a group of education-related Commonwealth NGOs, to coordinate their efforts on behalf of Commonwealth education, to stimulate more coherence in their work and to provide a collective mechanism for interaction with ministries and official Commonwealth organisations.

United Kingdom
The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is the agency responsible for the inspection of schools in membership of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) Associations. On this website you can access reports on inspections ISI has undertaken since 2000. You can also find the latest information, news and documents relating to the inspections.

United Kingdom
The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) is an independent, non departmental public body which aims to promote and safeguard fair access to higher education for under-represented groups in light of the introduction of variable tuition fees in 2006-07.

Scotland; United Kingdom
SQA is an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Scottish Government Schools Directorate. It is the national body in Scotland responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications other than degrees.

United Kingdom
The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is the UK's largest voluntary provider of adult education. Ever since it was founded in 1903, in order to support the educational needs of working men and women, the WEA has maintained its commitment to provide access to education and learning for adults from all backgrounds, and in particular those who have previously missed out on [...]

United Kingdom
The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) was established in November 2002, with the aim to ensure as far as possible that higher education policy development in the UK is informed by research and by knowledge of the experience of others. HEPI's key function is to raise issues, stimulate discussion and disseminate research findings. It aims to build a bridge between policy [...]

Europe
The European Science Foundation (ESF) is an association of 78 member organisations devoted to scientific research in 30 European countries. ESF\'s core purpose is to promote high quality science at a European level. The Foundation is committed to providing scientific leadership through its networking expertise and by ensuring that there is a European added value to all of its [...]

Belgium
As part of the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR), VLIR-UOS is responsible for the policy and management of the international cooperation between the 6 universities and 22 university colleges in Flanders, Belgium, and their partner universities in the South. The website offers information about the various scholarship programmes, also available as download.

Hungary
Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) is a non-profit organization established in 1996 by the Hungarian government, with the task of managing international cooperation programmes and special projects in the field of education, training and EU-related issues. Among its many activities is also a guide on studying in Hungary.

Denmark
The Danish Friskole is a part of the independent school tradition which - with common roots in N.F.S. Grundtvig's og Christen Kold's concepts of schooling - also include among others the folkehøjskoler (folk high schools) and efterskoler (continuation schools). The object of the association is: to strengthen and promote fellowship and cooperation among the Danish friskoler; [...]

Denmark
The Danish Adult Education Association is an organisation which promotes nonformal adult education through collaboration, information and development. DAEA represents 32 member organisations. Adult education in Denmark consists of a broad variety of programmes and institutions, both in the formal and in informal sector. Most of them are partly financed by the state or the [...]

international
The International Society for Music Education was formed at a conference convened by UNESCO in 1953 'to stimulate music education as an integral part of general education'. ISME is the world wide network for music educators in all areas of education and offers publications, world conferences, regional conferences and seminars, networks, special commissions.

Europe
HOPE is an international NGO which brings together teachers working with children and young people with medical needs all over Europe. The main aim is to ensure that every young person with an illness receives an education that is comprehensive, of the highest quality and covers all their individual needs. Hope carries out its\' work through a variety of activities, seminars, [...]

Europe
The European Association of Cities, Institutions and Second Chance Schools is an international network organisation in the field of teaching or enabling young people with lack of skills or qualifications to successfully gain access to education programmes or to the labour market. The Association is an independent non-profit organisation. The main aims of the Association are [...]

United Kingdom
CWDC exists to improve the lives of children, young people, their families and carers by ensuring that all people working with them have the best possible training, qualifications, support and advice. IT contributes to the reform of, and support for the early years workforce. CWDC and its partners are developing this role supported by a set of national standards set at [...]

Norway
The Research Council of Norway is a national strategic body and funding agency for research and innovation activities. It covers all fields of research and innovation and works together with research institutions as well as the private and public sectors to reach the national goals and quality targets set in this area. The website features information on research programmes, [...]

international
In July 2006 the former UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE) founded in Hamburg in 1951-52 has changed its name and is now the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). The previous name was too unspecific and did not accurately reflect the Institute's long-standing focus on adult learning as well as out-of-school and non-formal education in the perspective of lifelong [...]

Austria
doktorat.at is an open platform for doctoral candidates (PhD equivalent) and junior researchers, research and education policy makers and media. Its aims are: Introducing the interests of doctoral candidates in national and European research and education policy, pointing the attention to problems, to issues concerning doctoral candidates, suggesting solutions; providing [...]

Russian Federation
This is the website of "Ecosystem", which offers information about activities of environmental education in the Russian Federation. "Ecosystem" is a Eurasian non-profit association of ecological youth organizations. Its mission is ecological education of secondary school students in Moscow, the Russian Federation generally and the CIS. Basic training principle is ecological [...]

Russian Federation
The website "Education and Disabled" aims to assist in defending the right of disabled persons to education and to change public opinion towards invalidity. From the homepage links lead to projects, measures, proposals and educational institutions in the field of special education in Moscow as well as to publications and news archives.

Europe
The EVBB (Reg. Ass.) is a European umbrella association of independent and non-profit vocational training institutes. Its aim is the qualitative improvement of vocational training in European countries and an intensification of European training efforts. Detailed aims are: to enhance the competitive strength of training institutes and promote the further qualification of their [...]

Europe
The website of the European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages (EBLUL) offers in particular a regional portal for minority languages in the Baltic region, Nordic countries and Sapmi. EBLUL is a democratically governed Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) promoting languages and linguistic diversity. It is based on a network of Member State Committees (MSCs) in all the 'old' 15 EU [...]

international
RIEME is a network of networks. The bilingual website, designed by the Spanish Centro de Investigación y Documentación Educativa ( CIDE), is an information and communication platform of the Iberoamerican Educational Research Network which organizes co-operation among 18 countries. Various links refer to activities regarding improvement of quality, effectiveness, and equity [...]

India
Asha for Education, a secular organization, is aiming to catalyze socio- economic change in India through education of underprivileged children. It is dedicated to the task of strengthening basic education in India by numerous projects according to the Unesco strategy "Education for All". This website offers information on project aims and the localities of project [...]

Europe; North America
The History of Education Society publishes bibliographical references, lists of history of education research associations in Europe and North America, and information concerning topical conferences on its web site.

Australia; New Zealand
The History of Education Society website offers contact opportunities, research conference information, publication references, and a newsletter as well as links to related sites.

India
The UNEVOC portal is provided by the UNESCO in order to promote and sustain vocational education and training, particularly in countries in transition, and post- conflict regions. The programme TVET ( Technical vocational education and training) aims to improve opportunities for girls, youth and less privileged groups, for instance by establishing collaborative networks. This [...]

Iceland
The Education Gateway is am information system for teachers, pupils, and researchers concerned with finding information on the Nordic education system on the net. Although most of the site is in Icelandic only, an English version provides an overview of the objectives and central features (information resources on schools and national curricula, special needs education, and [...]

Austria
The web site is supported by the Ministry of Education, Austria, and provides access to reports and documentations on various aspects of special needs education with a focus on the employment of information technology (computers) in schools. It is linked to the European SNE network.

Italy
The CRUI is the association of the rectors of Italian state and private universities. Since 2001, the Conference of Italian University Rectors has been flanked in its managerial and executive functions by the CRUI Foundation. The strategic instruments of the CRUI and the CRUI Foundation are as follows: The School for University Management and the Promotion of New Educational [...]

international
IAESTE aims to provide students in higher education with technical experience relevant to their studies and at the same time offers employers well-qualified and motivated trainees. IAESTE aims to be a source of cultural enrichment for trainees and their host communities. Its mission is to operate a high quality practical training exchange programme between members in order to [...]

Turkey
The web site portrays the Girls' Education campaign the Ministry of Education and UNICEF launched in June 2003 in order to augment the number of girls enrolled in primary schools in the Eastern provinces of Turkey. The site lists figures proving a gap between boys ' and girls' enrolment in primary schools, and barriers to girl education,. It also describes the campaign [...]

United States
Founded in 1985 the Council's mission is to emphasize the importance and increase the recognition of professionals who care for children from birth through five years in childcare centers, family child care homes, and as home visitors. Access to information on several programmes, workshops and seminars for educators and to a national directory of Early Childhood Teacher [...]

United States
CAEP was founded in 1954 as an independent accrediting body. It focusses to help establish high quality teacher preparation. The U. S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognize CAEP as a professional accrediting body for teacher preparation. The websites captures among others information on national standards in teacher education, [...]

Australia
"U3A - the University of the Third Age - is an international movement that encourages retired people to take part in lifelong learning activities for pleasure. U3As allow people to study in a relaxed environment at low cost. There are no prior qualifications, no exams and no degrees awarded." The U3A Network Victoria represents its 65 member U3As and aims to promote the U3A [...]

Australia
"The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) is the major professional association for educational leaders. It draws its membership from all sectors of education in Australia." Its website offers information on ACEL, its activities and publications.

Australia
"The Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) is the peak organisation representing the deans of faculties of education and heads of schools of education in Australian universities and other higher education institutions." Its website provides information on the council, access to its publications as well as links to related websites.

Australia
The Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA) was established in 1983 to provide national advocacy and leadership in curriculum. It draws its membership from all levels and sectors. The website informs about ACSA, its publications and projects.

Australia
"The National Union of Students (NUS) is the peak student organisation body of Australia representing student interests to government, universities and the community." Its website contains information on the NUS, its activities and campaigns as well as information and advice on various aspects of student life.

Australia
The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) represents the interests of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences sectors, promotes the contribution of the sectors to government, industry and the public and serves as a coordinating forum for academics, students, business, and the broader community. Its website contains information on the CHASS, its [...]

Australia
The Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA) aims to advance the practice and study of distance education in Australia and foster communication between distance educators. Its website provides information on ODLAA, its activities and publications as well as links to related websites.

Australia
The Australian Parents Council (APC) is the national federation of organisations representing parents of non-government school children. Its website informs about the APC and has links to downloads, related websites and government projects of interest.

Australia
The Australian School Library Association (ASLA) is a federation of state and territory associations. Its website offers information on ASLA, its publications, professional development and research.

Australia
"The Australian Principals' Associations' Professional Development Council (APAPDC) was set up in 1993 to provide support for principals in their own professional development. It brings together primary and secondary State, Catholic and Independent principals' associations." Its website informs about the council, its projcets, publications and branches and provides links to [...]

Australia
The AATE is the national arm of Australian state/territory associations for the teaching of English. It gives teachers a voice on national issues concerned with teaching and learning in English. Its website provides information on its conferences and publications as well as links to projects, member and other organisations.

Australia
"The Australian Association of Christian Schools (AACS) mission is to assist Christian schools in Australia and advocate and protect their interests at the national level." The website informs about the association, its activities, member schools and publications and offers links to related websites and other national organisations concerned with school-level education.

Australia
"The Australian College of Educators (ACE) is a peak body that exists to advance the education profession nationally across all sectors and levels for the individual and collective success of Australia' s educators. " To non-members, the website offers information on the College, its activities and research and a list publications.

Australia
"The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation ( ACHPER) is a national professional association representing people who work in the areas of Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, Dance, Community Fitness or Movement Sciences. The mission of the Council is to promote healthy lifestyles for all Australians and particularly to study and [...]

Australia
The Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) is the national coordinating body for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Its objectives are to represent and support the interests of its members, to ensure access to English language instruction for speakers of other languages and to promote study, research and development of TESOL at state, national [...]

Australia
"The Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA) is the national professional body representing teachers of all languages in Australia. Its role is to promote language learning in Australia." The website contains information on the federation, its publications and links to its member organisations.

Australia
"The Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) is the peak body representing science teachers in Australia. It is the federation of eight state and territory Science Teacher Associations. Through its council structure it represents and supports science teachers and teaching." Its website informs about ASTA and provides links to its member organisations and to resources [...]

Australia
"Christian Schools Australia (CSA) supports, enhances and further develops the work of member schools and the wider sector." To non- members, its website offers information on the association, job positions and a list of member schools.

Australia
The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) is the peak body representing Australia's 257,000 postgraduate students and seeks to coordinate postgraduate representation, advance the interests of postgraduate students, and defend postgraduate student rights nationally. The website provides information on CAPA and its activities and offers links to its member [...]

Australia; New Zealand
"The mission of the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) is to promote and advance the use and support of information technology in teaching and learning, research and administration in the Universities of Australia and New Zealand." Its website offers information about CAUDIT and its projects, access to its annual reports and links to [...]

United States
Created in 1965, Head Start is a national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. The National Head Start Association is a private not-for- profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and [...]

United States
Formelry "The National Association of Child Care Resources & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)", Child Care Aware is a national network of more than 850 child care resource and referral centers (CCR&Rs) located in every state and most communities across the US. CCR&R centers help families, child care providers, and communities find, provide, and plan for affordable, quality child [...]

United States
The Alliance for Early Childhood Finance is dedicated to seeking more rational financing of early care and education in America through inquiry, analysis and communication among early care and education policy activists. Reports and analysis are available to download. Links to related organisations and further information in the field.

United States
Founded in 1979, Child Trends is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by conducting research and providing science-based information to improve the decisions, programs, and policies that affect children and their families. Research areas are: child well-being, marriage/family, research methods, welfare and poverty. Several reports, [...]

United States
The Association Montessori Internationale was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life\'s work. AMI\'s activities include: training courses, training of trainers programs, organising congresses and conferences, offering a book list of Montessori publications in several languages (free for download). The website features apart of these [...]

United States; United States
ACEI is an organization of teachers, parents, and other adults interested in promoting best educational practices for children from infancy through early adolescence. Members are dedicated to a flexible, child-centered approach to education. ACEI, is represented at the United Nations and has been granted consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council [...]

United States
The AACTE is a national voluntary organization of colleges and universities that prepare the nation's teachers and other educational personnel, based in Washington. AACTE is dedicated to innovation in and reforms of teacher education. Publisher of the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE), Newsletter "AACTE briefs". Reports, CD tapes and further data can be obtained. The website [...]

Australia
The Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) links people with a diverse range of interests in education and training to promote the development of rural Australia. The website informs about the society, its publications, conferences and award and offers links to related websites.

Australia
The Australian Education Union (AEU) represents its members' interests over a wide range of matters including salaries and teaching and learning conditions. It has a membership of 155,000 educators including teachers and allied educational staff, principals and administrators mainly in government school and TAFE systems. Its website provides information on the union, its [...]

Australia
"AFUW is the voice of graduate women promoting the advancement of women worldwide and their equality of opportunity." Its website provides information on the AFUW, its activities and scholarships.

Australia
"The ACCE (Australian Council for Computers in Education) is the national professional body for those involved in the use of learning technology in education. The Council consists of representatives from the state and territory Computer Education Groups and the Australian Computer Society. It publishes the journal 'Australian Educational Computing' and authorises annual [...]

international
Education for Rural People (ERP) is a promotional measure taken by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the UN and Unesco. This website is about the ERP Tool Kit which provides education and training materials for rural teachers, instructors, trainers, parents, researchers and others involved in formal and non-formal education for rural people. The Tool Kit draws on [...]

international
This World Bank page summarizes answers to three questions: 1. What is EFA? 2. What is the EFA progress in view of the Millennium Developing Goals? 3. What has to be done? Education for All (EFA) is an international commitment first launched in Jomtien, Thailand in 1990 to bring the benefits of education to "every citizen in every society". Website-texts provide information [...]

Malta
The Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) is over 6000 members strong, representing all grades of teachers in the public and private sectors from Kindergarten to University. Over the years the MUT developed its dual role of a strong and effective trade union and an experienced professional educational organisation. This website offers information on joining, the Capital Language [...]

Malta
The Commission helps to meet the demand for an adequate number of professionals working in different fields related to disability, doing work that is supported by applied, scientific research. For instance, there is a training and research programme named PEKTUR for people with disabilities and their families, other concerned individuals, practitioners, administrators, policy [...]

Malta
Young Enterprise Malta is a non-profit organisation in the field of enterprise education and economic development. It improves young people\'s understanding of business, economics, and entrepreneurship through a partnership between local business and education communities. With a learning-by-doing experience it provides groups of pupils over a full academic year with the [...]

Malta
KSU is the oldest National Student Union in Europe. It represents all students attending University, Junior College, Medical School, Institute of Health Care and the Malta Centre of Restoration both on a national and international level. The executive members are elected through the Annual General Meeting.

United Kingdom
"The Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) is a national body, representing the interests of the Continuing Education/ Lifelong Learning community within Higher Education."

China
In 21 sections the China-Fourth Basic Education Project for the implementation of universal primary education is described. Financially supported by the World Bank a complex programme is being carried out in 90 districts of the six poor and remote provinces of the country ( Guizhou, Hainan, Heilongjiang, Hunan, Shanxi Yunnan), which is especially directed towards the promotion [...]

Malta
The Employment and Training Corporation is Malta\'s Public Employment Service. Its objectives are to help employees to find suitable employment and to assist employers to find suitable employees. For this purpose a nation-wide computerised job seekers\' database is in use. The ETC provides vocational guidance and training service to clients seeking new jobs and to clients [...]

India
Pratham is one of the largest privately funded networks promoting the elementary education of children, particularly in slum areas of large cities. It was awarded the World Bank Global Development Prize.

Bahrain; Yemen; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates
ABEGS is an intergovernmental, regional, non-profit organization based in Riyadh (Saudi-Arabia) working within its seven member states: the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Republic of Yemen, the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman and the State of Quatar, to contribute to the unification of the countries and people of the [...]

Africa
This website sponsored by YWAM (Youth With A Mission) - an international movement of Christians - offers training for individuals desiring to lead and to teach in the family, school and church. Main goal is to train students in a Christian world view with an emphasis on god, government, and education, specifically in an African context.

Albania
UNDP in Albania works to reach the Millennium Development Goals, supports European Union integration, and responds to other national priorities through the Human Development Approach. The website features a broad range of information, a virtual library, country reports, projects, a newsletter ... .

United Kingdom
"The Council for International Education provides advice and information to international students studying in the UK and to staff who work with them." Additional information is available for UK students who wish to study abroad.

United Kingdom
"JCQ is the single voice of the Awarding Bodies offering the majority of the UK's qualifications." The council helps the represented bodies to create standards, regulations and guidance.

Europe
This is the website of the European Forum for Teachers of Religious Education. It exists to form a European organization to promote the teaching of Religious Education. Member organizations represent teachers in schools, colleges and universities and work together to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and working methods.

Egypt; Bahrain; Jordan; Kuwait; Yemen; Oman; Sudan; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; Cyprus; Arab States
The BSME is one of the largest associations of British Curriculum schools, which associates more than 50 schools in the Middle East teaching by a British curriculum. It offers annual conferences on current Britsh education policy and school management affairs. The homepages provides a list of member schools and the opportunity to exchange information in the forum.

Asia
The web site is maintained by the East Asian Regional Council of Overseas Schools, an association of producers of teaching material, administrators, and schools in the South East Asian region which employ English as primary teaching language. The home page offers a forum for discussion, information about workshops and conferences, and a newsletter to its members. The main [...]

United Kingdom
"BESA has over 260 members which include manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and digital content - all to the education market."

United States
This is the website of the Education Development Center, Inc., with its Headquarters in Boston, USA. The EDC is an international, non-profit organization with more than 335 projects dedicated to improving schools, enhancing learning, building communities, promoting health, and fostering a deeper understanding of the world.

international
This is the homepage of the German Centre of the UNESCO section UNEVOC (United Nations Vocational Education ). The German branch was founded in 2002 and is part of a world wide network of UNEVOC national centres. Its main objectives are: strengthening the UNEVOC network world wide, personnel development regarding executives in the area of vocational training, promotion of the [...]

international
This website is an information and communication platform of a global association which exists to promote educational opportunities for children and adults with visual impairment throughout the world. This means people who are totally blind or who have low vision, including those with additional disabilities.

Austria
The Austrian National Students Union (ÖH) is based on federal law - the Hochschülerschaftsgesetz. It is the only recognised representation of all students at Austrian Universities and Academies of education. ÖH is financially, administratively and politically independent and represent students politically and administratively on the level of subject, faculty, university and [...]

Japan
The JSPS was founded as an autonomous body for the promotion of all sciences in 1932, and operates as a "quasi-government organisation" since the 1960s. Its main objective concerns the promotion of international co-operation in the field of university education. The home page provides links to the budget, objectives, organisational structure, overseas offices and international [...]

Japan
The Bonn liaison office of the JSPS was the first to be founded in Europe in 1992. Its objective is to offer advice to scientists and graduates who intend to perform research in Japan. It offers information on fellowships, research projects, contact adresses, and recent developments. The links "forschen in Japan" and "Links" lead to more facts concerning residence in Japan [...]

international
This website of UNICEF is on the one hand an information ressource concerning girls' education and on the other hand an appeal to all responsable people to promote education of girls, particularly in developing countries. A variety of reports refers to areas in which the international organisation has been active.

Austria; Ukraine
The society Austria Cooperation, sponsored by the Austrian ministries of education and foreign affairs, obtains placements for German as a foreign language, language assisstances and lectorates abroad for students and graduates, supports with a fonds for short grants scholars from Eastern and South Eastern Europe and hosts the Austrian- Ukranian cooperation bureau for science, [...]

Europe; Austria
"Kulturkontakt Austria" is in own words one of the biggest Centres of Competency for cultural education, mediation of culture in schools and beyond, and for educational and cultural cooperation in Middle, East, and Southeast Europe. The site contains among others: education management and quality assurance, new methods of teaching and learning, projects of art and culture in [...]

international
The IAU is an international association of universities from all over the world. It aims at establishing sustainable high quality university education. The home page lists the association policy, references and publications as well as a link leading to online databases. The following data bases are available: Education Systems (search by country), Higher Education and List of [...]

Mongolia
This NGO is active in Mongolia in the area of promoting access to international (higher) education, the home page lists links to information on scholarships, books, a monthly calendar and a link labelled "education systems". This provides a survey of the education systems of several countries.

Europe
This website of the European Association for Music in Schools (EAS) serves music educators - teachers, artists, scientists - as a platform in order to increase their commitment to enlarging and improving music lessons throughout the countries of Europe. A special page, at present still under construction and titled "Music education in the school systems of Europe" takes users [...]

international
This is the website of the Association for Moral Education (AME). It provides an interdisciplinary forum for scientists interested in the moral dimensions of educational theory and practice. The Association is dedicated to fostering communication, co-operation, training, curriculum development, and research that links moral theory with educational practice.

Africa
The Partnership for Higher Education in Africa is an initiative of foundations of the United States for supporting higher education in African countries. This website contains information about the Partnership, the full text of publications sponsored by the Partnership, and links to other sites.

United Kingdom
The RNIB is the national state organisation for the blind. The web site "Education and Learning" states its objectives concerning the support of vision impaired people in education at home, school, and in the community and increasing the number of students in higher education. It provides information for special interest groups (teachers, students, pupils and parents). [...]

Commonwealth; United Kingdom
The CYEC is dedicated to the development of youth work and exchange links between the UK and Commonwealth nations. The site provides a guide to developing a Commonwealth youth exchange.

Commonwealth; United Kingdom
"LECT's mission is to support teachers and promote excellence in education through developing, supporting and promoting a wide range of international professional development programmes for teachers and educators." Activities include study visits and exchange, information sharing and international collaboration.

Commonwealth
"The mission of the CCEAM is to improve educational administration, management and leadership in Commonwealth countries. CCEAM is an international organisation linking professionals who manage educational institutions and/or teach or research in educational administration."

Japan
The site introduces the JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization), an autonomous institution officially authorised to prepare students for the access requirements to Japanese universities, in particular language courses and basic skills (sciences, culture). It also offers grants and scholarships, and further links lead to information concerning courses and student life on [...]

international
This OECD web site presents an introduction to the PISA 2003 results ( first published on Dec. 6, 2004) and offers links to downloads of the report (English version).

India
The distance learning institute is an autonomous body which is largely funded by the government. Apart from providing general knowledge and academic courses, it offers community and vocational training. The site provides links to course programmes, course material (order forms and online sources), student and teacher information, admission regulations, and exam results. [...]

India
The website of the UNESCO New Delhi section presents an overview of the mid-term project "Education For All" (EFA, duration 2002-2007), which aims at establishing education as a basic human right. It describes the main objectives in innovation, diversification and quality maintenance, further links lead to other UNESCO activities, the library and publications.

India
ILP is a non-profit organisation founded by Indians resident in the USA. It takes a holistic approach towards education by promoting basic reading skills, offering vocational training, teacher training courses, and securing school buildings. The organisation works with volunteers, it depends on donations from private persons and companies and cooperates with UNICEF. The home [...]

India
The umbrella organisation unites the Tibetan exile schools located in India. Its objective is to co-ordinate school activities concerning the development of curricula, teaching materials, and teacher training. The home page further lists information on financial aid to students and quality assessment. It contains links to schools, curriculum information, and management

Belize
Plenty Belize is an organisation that assists the (indigenous) people of the district of Toledo in their social and economic development. One of the projects is a school feeding programme for primary school children.

Belize
"Teachers for a Better Belize, a U.S. nonprofit organization, is a partnership of volunteer educators from the U.S. & Belize who coordinate teacher-training workshops and distribute school supplies in the Toledo region of Belize. Our goal is to equip Toledo's elementary school teachers with the training and supplies they need to help their students achieve educational success [...]

India; Sri Lanka; Nepal; Bangladesh; Germany
"DAAD" stands for "Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst", also known as German Academic Exchange Service. DAAD is a joint organization of German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Their aim is to promote academic cooperation worldwide, especially through the exchange of students, scholars, academics, and scientists. The homepage provides links for South [...]

Panama
The Counsil of Rectors of Panama has several functions to rise the quality of public and private universities and their administration, e. g.coordination and information of the member universities and developing regulations concerning minimal requirements for academic degrees. The web site provides information about these tasks, the organisation structure, projects and [...]

Azerbaijan
The Azerbaijan Research and Education NetworksAssociation ( AzRENA) was established in August 2000 by leading institutes and universities due to an initiative of the National Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan Republic. AzRENA connects 15 research and education centers. The respective website serves more than 6,000 users as an information and [...]

Peru
The initiative of Peruvians living abroad supports schools in Peru by providing curriculum materials and computers. The website provides information about the projects and offers access to two virtual courses.

Peru
The objective of this project is to improve and develop social science and the scientific use of the internet in Peru. The following links "Bibilioteca" - "Educacion" provide full text information ( PDF) about the area of education in Peru and Latin America.

Peru; Latin America
Red Académica Peruana (RAAP) is an initiative of different private and public institutions. Its objective is to establish a scientific network in Peru to support investigation and education as well as academic interchange und cooperation. The project is part of a mayor program, Cooperación Latino Americana de Redes Avanzadas (Clara), which aims to build national research and [...]

Spain
This organisation intends to promote conscience of the problems of gifted children, create structural conditions for the best development of the talents of gifted children and to help and advice parents of these children. The website describes objectives and activities.

Latvia
This website provides information about the Latvian education and higher education system, higher education institutions and of the "Bologna- process" in Latvia.

Japan
JET (Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme) is an organisation founded by national ministries (Education, Foreign, Economy) and local bodies. Its major goal is to interest foreign academics in spending a year in Japan, e.g. as exchange teachers at Japanese schools. The programmes and requirements are described.

international
The main purpose of the Network is to collect and disseminate information on current and developing theory and practice in the assessment, improvement and maintenance of quality in higher education. The Network should a. o. facilitate research in the effectiveness of quality management, assist the development of new quality assurance agencies and facilitate links between [...]

international
This is the homepage of the education sector of the World Bank, "the world' s largest external financier of education which is today more committed than ever to helping countries develop holistic education systems aimed both at achieving Education For All ( EFA) and building dynamic knowledge societies that are key to competing in global markets through Education for the [...]

Turkey
This website of the Union of Turkish-German businesspeople offers full texts dealing with the situation of Turkish migrants in professional education and business in Germany.

Colombia
The mission of this program is described as "enhancement of the capacity of research and production of knowledge in the area of educational research". The results shall be transformed into educational practice and policy. The homepage has links to the text of the National Plan for the Development of Educational Research, several instruments for implementation of research [...]

Peru
This organization coordinates the four private universities in Peru. Its objective is to promote the quality of the universities\' research and teaching through joint efforts in order to promote a modern development of the country. The homepage provides links to the four member universities, to the university network Red Universitaria para el Desarrollo (http:// [...]

South America; Argentina; Bolivia; Chile; Peru
This organization promotes the cooperation of the universities in the West Central region of South America. The web site provides information about the organizational structure, administrative bodies, statutes, activities and programs, documents and other publications of the council and a link list of the member universities.

Chile
The general mission of this organization is to promote higher education as a basic prerequisite of the enhancement of social, scientific and technological progress and to disseminate knowledge into the society. The web site provides information about the corporation itself, a study program in "asentamientos humanos", publications (among them the journal "Estudios Sociales") [...]

United Kingdom
The NPC was constituted to represent and support the growing number of post-graduate students in Britain. Besides facts and issues concerning postgraduates the site offers the Journal of Graduate Education as well as a discussion and mailing list.

United Kingdom
"The UKCGE serves to promote graduate education in all academic disciplines, by bringing experts together for specialist working groups, as well as organising regular conferences and workshops, conducting surveys and publishing policy documents."

international; South America
The association describes itself as a common, regional, academic environment of cultural, educative, technological and scientific cooperation. Mainly, its objectives are promotion of scientific research, academic further education, knowledge transfer into the societies of the member countries. The homepage provides further information about current, upcoming and carried out [...]

Africa; Africa South of the Sahara
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), established in July 1988, is a public non-profit organization. Its principal objective is to strengthen local capacity to conduct independent research into problems pertinent to the management of economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The website contains information about the AERC, its training and research programs. Sections as [...]

Africa; Africa South of the Sahara
ANSTI, the African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions, is an organ of cooperation that links African institutions engaged in university level training and research in the fields of science and technology. It was established in January 1980, through the financial support of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and [...]

Costa Rica
The National Rectors Council (CONARE) is commissioned with the coordination and planning of higher education policy in Costa Rica - four tertiary institutions are the members of the body - they can be found on the homepage which provides information about structure and activities of the Council, its legal bases and various special programs, e.g. civic education, sustainable [...]

international; Latin America
This association has as objective the information, coordination and cooperation of distance study institutions in Latin America. The following fields are concerned: research, training of professors, promotion of the use of new technologies in distance study, development of instructional material, promotion of and participation in evaluation, quality assurance and certification [...]

international; Latin America
Educational information can be accessed from this web site by firstly clicking the respective country and then activating the link "Education and Research" in the country web site. This provides a list of educational and training institutions and other relevant organisations.

Australia; New Zealand
AADES represents school level distance education throughout Australia and New Zealand. This website provides information about the efforts of the Association to work as a professional advocate for the views and needs of school sector distance education at a state and national level. Besides, it reflects the activities of AADES to promote the innovative high quality practices [...]

Australia
This is the website of the ICPA, a voluntary national parent body dedicated to ensuring that all geographically isolated students have equality with their non-isolated peers, of access to an appropriate education. The Association has over 3,300 member families, residing in the more remote parts of Australia. The website is a forum for the exchange of ideas and the provision of [...]

Caribbean
The objective of the organization is to provide the region with syllabuses, of the highest quality; valid and reliable examinations and certificates of international repute for students of all ages, abilities and interests and with services to educational institutions in the development of syllabuses, examinations and examinations' administration, in the most cost effective [...]

Caribbean
This organization holds workshops, publishes and works with universities to improve adult education in the region. In order to come to information about the activities from the empty homepage, one must click the links at the end of the page.

international; North America; Central America; Caribbean; Latin America
This link list has 4 sections: North America, Central America, Caribbean and South America. Each section contains various educational institutions of each country which sometimes have a short description added. At the beginning regional institutions from the entire continent are listed.

international; Africa
This link list contains various educational institutions of each country which sometimes have a short description added. The countries are listed in alphabetical order. At the beginning supranational resp. regional institutions of the African region are listed.

international; Asia; Pacific Rim; Oceania
This link list contains various educational institutions of each country which sometimes have a short description added. The countries are listed in alphabetical order. At the beginning supranational resp. regional institutions of the Asian / Pacific region are listed.

international; Europe
This link list contains various educational institutions of each country which sometimes have a short description added. The countries are listed in alphabetical order. At the beginning supranational resp. regional institutions of the entire European region are listed.

international; Middle East; Arab States
This link list contains various educational institutions of each country which sometimes have a short description added. The countries are listed in alphabetical order. At the beginning supranational resp. regional institutions of the entire Middle East region are listed.

international; Russian Federation; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Georgia; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Moldova; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzebekistan
This link list contains various educational institutions of each country which sometimes have a short description added. The countries are listed in alphabetical order. At the beginning supranational resp. regional institutions of the entire region are listed.

Japan
The Institute is the central research and teaching facility for special education in Japan. It has the following aims: To undertake applied researches in the field of special education to analyse teaching methodology. To provide professional and technical in-service training for teachers of special education. To disseminate research findings and to promote collaborative [...]

Peru
The Peruvian National Rectors Assembly has several functions to rise the quality of public and private universities and their administration, e.g. coordination and information of the member universities, development of regulations concerning minimal requirements for academic degrees or conflict solving within the universities. The web site provides information about these [...]

Nicaragua
The council, consisting mainly of the ten heads of the country\'s tertiary institutions, is the administrative body which coordinates and advises the functioning of the universities and works out propositions for higher education policy. The web site provides texts about objectives, vision and mission of the CNU, the text of a law concerning autonomy of higher education [...]

El Salvador
This institut is the governing and coordinating body for the development of Salvadoranian vocational education. It develops and conducts programs for various fields of the labour market, plans the whole system of vocational education and advises employers to use human resources effectively. The web site provides information about the mission, strategic objectives and various [...]

Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Greece; Yugoslavia; Kosovo; Croatia; Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic; Moldova; Romania; Slovenia; Serbia; Turkey; Hungary; Cyprus; Montenegro; Southeastern Europe
In the framework of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research ( Braunschweig/ Germany) developed a project aiming at the "Coordination of Textbook Research, Development and Textbook Comparison in South-East Europe". The establishment of a virtual South-East Europe Textbook Network, which started in February 2001, [...]

international
This web site provides an alphabetically ordered list with the Internet resources of official bodies, mainly the Ministries or national boards, which offer information on the respective national education system. The web site also offers a country list structured according to regions.

Nepal
This organization is the policy formulation and coordinating body for Technical Education and Vocational Training (TEVT) programs in Nepal. CTEVT formulates policies, ensures quality control, coordinates all the technical education and vocational training related stakeholders, provides services to facilitate technical education and vocational training programs to prepare and [...]

Africa South of the Sahara; Africa South of the Sahara
The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) has been at the forefront of efforts in Africa to promote the education of girls and women. Created in 1992 as a response to the slow pace of implementation of Education For All (EFA) Goals in sub-Saharan Africa and registered in Kenya as a pan African NGO in 1993, FAWE has since grown into a network of 33 National Chapters [...]

Lebanon
The Lebanese Association for Educational Studies (LAES) is a non- governmental, non-profit society established in Beirut in 1995. Its thirty eight members (as of March 2003) are university members and/ or education experts from various fields: education, math education, language education, social studies education, curriculum, sociology of education, economy of education, [...]

international
The ECCD is a diverse consortium of agencies, donors, NGOs, and foundations that links with regional-based Early Childhood Care and Development networks comprising individuals and organisations involved in programming, research, policy-advocacy, monitoring and evaluation for young children (0-8) at risk in the Majority World, i.e. especially in the Third World countries. The [...]

Latvia
The Latvian Adult Education Association is a non-governmental, non- profit organisation, unifying providers of adult education in Latvia - both individuals and organizations. The website of the LAEA provides information on aims, structure, purposes and principles of the Association, its training offers and projects.

Europe
The Association is an independent Europan non-governmental and non-profit organisation whose purpose is: to promote Europan cooperation within library and information education and research and to provide a body through which it can be represented in matters of European interest. This website provides links regarding the following issues: mission, membership, directory, events [...]

Spain
The main objective of the Institute of Youth (INJUVE) is to promote cultural communication between youth associations, develop and co- ordinate an information and documentation system, maintain international relations and co-operation in matters related to youth and promote youth exchanges at national and international level. The web site provides information about these and [...]

United Kingdom
"ITTE aims to promote the education and professional development of teachers in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning with ICT in all phases of education." The association supports the initial teacher training departments of universities and colleges of education, organises conferences and publishes the journal "Technology, Pedagogy and Education". Technology, [...]

Scotland; United Kingdom
"Founded in 1847 The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) is the oldest teaching union in the world. EIS priorities in trade union work are a commitment to high standards of education and to a society which offers young people the best opportunities in education, training as well as social and cultural development. In addition to its professional role, the Institute has [...]

United Kingdom
"Teacher Support Network is a national charity that provides practical and emotional support to teachers and lecturers (both serving and retired) and their families, regardless of age, length of service or union affiliations." Financial problems and retirement are the main issues.

Spain
The homepage of this portal shows the following areas: a) educational centres of all levels and contents (universities, colleges, adult education etc.); b) courses and masters; c) associations of educational personnel; d) educational resources (curriculum material, libraries etc.); e) official bulletins; f) instructional software for all curriculum subjects; g) interchange of [...]

France
The institute calls itself an educational movement which is engaged in research about and diffusion of Freinet- pedagogy. The website provides information about Freinet-pedagogy, regional working groups, the actions which were carried out, publications and a "childrens' space" which enables contacts to working Freinet-schools and groups.

France
Link list of the large and important national educational organizations and centres which are under the supervision of the Education Ministry

Switzerland
The BCH/FPS supports its members in the realization of the challenges in the training system and represents their requests on Swiss federal level. It works project-oriented with authorities, federations and other institutions, coordinates the parliamentary agency of the interests of vocational training on Swiss level and engages itself in particular for fields of activity and [...]

Switzerland
This association is devoted to the matters and interests of highly gifted children and their parents. Such children possess unusual abilities within completely different ranges. If these are not recognized and are not promoted, the children can suffer particularly because of the too low demands at school . Therefore the association promotes the following goals: Assistance to [...]

Ecuador
The Mission of the INNFA is to propose, to support and to execute innovative solutions to the problems of children, adolescents and Ecuadorian families, especially the vulnerable and excluded groups of rights. The website provides information about the vision and mission, organization, the instruments for modernization and the various programs.

international
This organization's purpose is to protect, preserve and promote the child' s right to play as a fundamental human right. The website contains texts of conferences, declarations and political statements concerning this objective. A link list of member states is provided, too.

international
One of the main objectives of the International Society for Business Education is to develop international business education in cooperation with all international non-governmental organizations, and futhermore, to encourage communication between business educators, the business community and governments.- This website provides the following information about SIEC: objectives, [...]

Mongolia
This bilingual Website provides information on the project activities of the IDRC in Mongolia which have been carried out since 1990. The International Development Research Centre is a public corporation created by the Canadian government. It supports the Mongolian Government in the development of communication infrastructures, particularly in the field of education. Based on [...]

United Kingdom; England; Wales
CES is promoting and supporting Catholic education in England and Wales. It represents the interests of Catholic schools and colleges of further and higher education and cooperates with church institutions.

Wales; United Kingdom
!The Welsh Assembly Government wants Wales to be a learning country, where high quality lifelong learning helps people to reach their goals. Lifelong learning creates better opportunities, empowers communities and helps to provi de the jobs and skills that people need. Lifelong learning will help to bring a bright and sustainable future to the people of Wales. The Welsh [...]

India
Like the University Grants Commission (UGC), NCERT works under the Ministry of Human Resource Development as a coordinative organ in educational training and research. It develops standards, instructional materials and textbooks. The latter is available online as fulltext. It also provides information about programmes and publications. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Republic of Korea
The institute strives for integrating handicapped people into society so that every student with disabilities should be treated with respect and dignity as they are. This is done, among others, through research and providing professional development opportunities for special education professionals. The website provides information about purpose and history of the institute, [...]

Africa; Africa South of the Sahara
ADLA was set up by African scholars and students to assist African scientific and social institutions via traditional collaborations, volunteer teaching, information exchange, student exchange etc. in the field of distance learning (Open Colleges, Virtual Universities). The homepage offers links to distance learning sites and Africa education related sites.

Finland
KVS Foundation, was founded in 1874. It is the oldest adult education organisation in Finlan. Publications e.g.: the Adult Education Yearbook; The Finnish quarterly Aikuiskasvatus (Adult Education); LLinE - Lifelong Learning in Europe, published in English (here link to archived volumes since 2000 [index only]).

Ireland
LAI, founded in 1928, is the professional body representing libraries and those engaged in librarianship and information management in Ireland. Online directory, bibliographys, annual reports and policy statements to download or HTML-files.

United States
The RRCNA is a not-for-profit association of Reading Recovery professionals (teachers, university trainers and professors) and partners. The Council provides a wide variety of programs and services, including publications, annual conferences, and special institutes and academies (link lists). Access to research reports to download and to the journal 'Literacy Teaching and [...]

Ireland
NWCI ist the national representative organisation for women and women' s groups in Ireland with around 158 women's organisations and groups from all parts of Ireland affiliated to the Council. The aim is equal participation of women in all aspects of social and economic life. Information on various projects to foster education and training among women. Detailed information on [...]

United States
NCME is an organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement. Members include e.g. university faculties. Information on structure, activities and membership. Free access to the newsletter. Several journals e.g. the quarterly journal ' Jem' ( Journal of Educational Measurement) are online only available with [...]

Ireland
Age Action Ireland is a network of organisations and individuals concerned with ageing and older people. Activities include an information service and library, career support and training, Life-long learning through the university of the third age, pilot projects, seminars, research and championing the rights of older people. Publications can be ordered free of charge.

Ireland
GAELSCOILEANNA is a voluntary national organisation, established in 1973 as Coiste Náisiúnta na Scoileanna LánGhaeilge (the National Committee of Irish-medium Schools). GAELSCOILEANNA acts as an intermediary between Irish-medium schools and the Department of Education and meets regularly with it to discuss matters relating to Irish medium education and teacher education. [...]

Latin America; Colombia; Guatemala
The foundation Escuela Nueva is an innovation in the area of basic primary education, especially in rural communities, focusing on community education, co-operative, active and participatory education, a strong connection to the community and a flexible transition of pupils to higher levels. The website provides information about the objectives of the organization and their [...]

United Kingdom
"BAICE promotes teaching, research, policy and development in all aspects of international and comparative education. It is the British affiliate of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies. BAICE produces the journal Compare and organises a series of one- day research conferences annually. BAICE also has a major annual conference".

United Kingdom
"The purposes of the UK NARIC are: To give information and advice on the comparability of overseas qualifications with those from the UK; to promote British qualifications overseas. We inform and advise: UK higher and further education institutions; individuals seeking comparability information on international and UK qualifications; organisations receiving or advising [...]

international; Asia; Pacific Rim
The Institute has two roles. As the Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, it is the technical advisory body to all field offices and Member States of the region and the site of regional programmes in most areas covered by the Education Sector. It also houses regional advisory units in Culture and Social and Human Sciences and staff from the Communication and [...]

Ireland
CESI has as its general aim the promotion of information technology in education. Information on CESI and the government efforts to implement IT in education (links to reports). Information on schools and IT and European IT partner projects. Links to directory of school websites, related educational sites and centres. Archive with research reports.

Ireland
As the co-ordinating and development agency for local youth services in Ireland, the National Youth Federation is committed to promoting community based youth services for young people. Information on the structure, youth education, local/national programmes and activities of the organisation. Publications, reports and a newsletter to download.

France
This association has three objectives: a) to promote knowledge about enterprises among youth and teachers, b) do create knowledge about the development of the vocations in order to match supply and demand and c) to promote the integration of youth in the world of labour. This is done by a national structure and local school-business working groups. The website provides access [...]

Asia; Pacific Rim; Oceania
The Bureau's mission is to build and strengthen an Asia-Pacific movement dedicated to advancing equitable access to relevant, quality and empowering education and learning opportunities for all; it is committed to enhancing the role and contribution of adult education and learning in promoting these aims. The website provides information about the respective programs, [...]

United States
The College Board is a national nonprofit membership association whose mission is to prepare, inspire, and connect students to college and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 4,200 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations.

United States; Canada; international
CEC claims to be the "largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents". A lot of members nevertheless come from the USA and Canada. The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) is a little more international. Unfortunately, several parts of the [...]

Latin America; Caribbean; North America
This unity of OAS is responsible for the areas of education, social development, labour market and employment policies and culture. It coordinates the programs of the member countries and helps to formulate the respective policies. The URL which provides the current working plan in English language is: http://www.oas.org/udse/ ingles2004/ frameset. html

Asia; Pacific Rim
The Foundation, a non-profit, grant-making organization, was established in 1995. The mission of the APEC Education Foundation is to support APEC endeavors towards shared prosperity and community building in Asia and the Pacific by advancing the cause of education and human resources development in APEC economies. To achieve this mission, the Foundation aims to promote [...]

United States
The Directory is intended to help you identify and contact organizations that provide information and assistance on a broad range of education-related topics. Various search facilities (simple, advanced search, organization list, state- territory search). Description and comments on each organisation with links on their internet presences.

Norway
NADE was established in 1968. Since then the organisation has played an active role in the development of distance education in Norway. It is a consultative and cooperating body for the Ministry of Education, Research and Church Affairs. Information on objectives, international contacts and distance education in Norway. Links to member institutions. There is only one page with [...]

Norway
The FFO was founded in 1950, and is officially recognised in Norway as the co-ordinating body for organisations of disabled people. In English information on the role of FFO activities and services. Information on projects, publications and current activities in Norwegian only.

Europe
ESIB is the umbrella organisation of 50 national unions of students from 37 countries and through these members represent over 11 million students (January 2003). The aim of ESIB is to represent and promote the educational, social, economic and cultural interests of students at a European level towards all relevant bodies and in particular the European Union, Council of Europe [...]

Ireland
'Educate Together' is the representative organisation of the 'Educate Together schools' and associations throughout the republic of Ireland. Schools operated by those member associations have a distinct ethos: a.) all children having equal rights of access to the school, b.) co-educational, c.) child centred, d.) participation by parents. Presentation of the schools via an [...]

Europe
The European Association for the Education of Adults is an association of non-governmental organisations actively involved in the development of adult education throughout Europe. The association is made up of more than 100 organisations in 34 countries (as of September 2005) . Die EAEA closely co-operates with UNESCO and the European Commission. Links on the homepage lead to [...]

United States
The foundation supports research, publications, and action projects of national significance in elementary/secondary education reform, as well as significant education reform projects in Dayton, Ohio and vicinity. On the website access to a broad range of publications e.g. on school-, teacher and education reform; to the weekly bulletin ' The Education Gadfly' with news and [...]

United States
AccountabilityWorks conducts research on topics of national significance in state and district accountability, including standards, assessments, data analysis and reporting, and incentives and sanctions to ensure success. In addition, it offers policymakers assistance in designing or improving accountability systems. It relies on funding, from the Smith Richardson Foundation [...]

United States
NACSA is a nonprofit membership association of educational agencies across the U.S. that authorizes and oversees charter public schools. Links and information on educational projects. Access to the monthly bulletin \' NACSA Notes\' and a quarterly newsletter. Linkliste.

Denmark
Universities Denmark is the organization of the eight Danish universities to enhance their cooperation, visibility and impact. Universities Denmark works to ensure that its members have the best possible conditions for shouldering their responsibility towards research, research-based education and dissemination of knowledge. University management and staff convene at [...]

France; Europe
This international institute regards itself as an experienced and innovative service provider in elaborating educational policy, the evaluation of educational reforms and the provision of education and training programs at European, national and institutional level. The focus of its work is education policy in a European context. The website compiles information about the [...]

Spain
The Conference of the Spanish University Principals in this website provides information about its mission and organization (commissions for many special agenda, e.g. student orientation), its political actions, the developments concerning the Higher Education Administration Law (LOU), international cooperation and statistical sources. Furthermore, there is a link list of all [...]

Norway
The Norwegian Council for Higher Education was founded 8th May 2000 as a merger of the Norwegian Council of State Colleges and the Norwegian Council of Universities. It is a co-operative body for Norwegian universities, national schools of higher learning, and university colleges ( the former state colleges). The aim is to develop strategies for the Norwegian system of higher [...]

Switzerland
The Association of Swiss Mathematics and Physics Teachers is one of the members of the Association of Swiss Secondary Teachers. Its aim is the furtherance of the mathematics and physics instruction under the dual viewpoint of science and methodological / educational research.

United States
NLCI is a national Latino organization that focuses and serves exclusively on children. NLCI's is carrying out ethnographic research, funding programs for Latinos, development of public education campaigns, national initiative for a Lation Day. Access to the children' s agenda, early childhood public education kit materials and informatin on mission and acitivities of the [...]

United States
ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C., dedicated solely to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children. Founded in 1977, ZERO TO THREE disseminates key developmental information, trains providers, promotes model approaches and standards of practice and works to increase public awareness about the significance of the [...]

United States
The mission of ALISE is to promote excellence in research, teaching, and service for library and information science education. On the website information on aims, membership and conferences. Access to \' JELIS\', a quarterly (only against subscription); to the ALISE statistical report; to the \'KALIPER\' report (\'Educating Library and Information Science Professionals for a [...]

Canada
CRIAW is a national, not-for-profit organization committed to advancing women\'s equality through research. Links to universities supporting research in this field. Publications on woman-centered research, maintenance of a database of feminist researchers as well as of a resource center. Links to Canadian women\'s organizations, studies programs, journals and directories.

Albania
The mission of CRCA is the protecting and development of children\'s rights in Albania based to the standards and principals of the Convention for the Rights of the Child of UN. Members of CRCA are well-known lawyers, physicians, journalists, sociologists specialised on children\'s rights and issues (non-governmental, non-profit, non- political organisation). Information on [...]

New Zealand
NZATD is the professional association for workplace learning and performance / training and development for specialists in New Zealand. On the website information on the organisation and related branches, on affiliated organisations and events. Commented link list and a members area.

Ireland
NALA is a membership organization, concerned with national co- ordination, training and policy development in adult literacy work in Ireland. Current and closed research projects are presented as well as the strategic plan, training programmes, national and European projects. A broad range of publication is avalaible for free download. A Resource Center to different topics of [...]

United States
The NCTQ has its origins in the 'Teacher Quality Initiative', a joint project of the 'Education Leaders Council' and the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. NCTQ is a nonprofit organization devoted to the pursuit of teacher quality. It aims to provide up-to-the-minute information on what the various education policy options are, which may work well, which seem not to work at all. [...]

United States
In 1983, the Family Research Council incorporated as a nonprofit educational institution in the District of Columbia and fosters public debate and formulates public policy that values the family. Special information site on educational issues. Access to 'Ed Facts' analyzing fast-breaking education news with reagads to family policy, schools ( especially in the Washington area).

United States
The NCEA is the professional association for all Catholic educators in the US. Good entry to comprehensive information on Catholic education and related institutes in the US. Special information on different NCEA departements e. g. Elementary-, Secondary-, Religious Education. Publications aobut Catholic schools data in HTML and PDF format (e.g. annual statistical report on [...]

United States
CEF is a nonprofit coalition of over 100 education organizations providing information on the organisation and updates on federal education funding (CEF takes positions on federal education funding issues) along with many other helpful resources (e.g. press releases; advocacy materials; events and publications; membership information; links to research reports on different [...]

United States
ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 7,000 foreign language educators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry. It is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages and to innovative ways of language education. A download library provides publications and ACTFL whitepapers. [...]

United States
CCSSO is a nationwide nonprofit organisation composed of public officals who lead the departments responsible for elementary and secondary education in the states and the Department of Defense Education Activity. Project, partnerships and aims of the organisation are documented here with links to important education projects in the US and to all state education agencies. Most [...]

United States
ATE\'s aim is to improve the effectiveness of teacher education through development of quality programs to prepare teachers, by analyzing issues and practices relating to professional development. Information on research in teacher education and awards and on standards (also as PDF-brochure). A broad range of publications: journals ( subscription necessary), newsletter free, [...]

United States
NAESP wants to support elementary school principals and other educational leaders in their commitment to children. Various educational information accessible via subject search or through a broad range of link lists. Furthermore 'prinicipal's online network', chat and forums are offered. Articles of their magazine "Principal" are partly available online (archived since 1996) [...]

New Zealand
The ECC supports the independent centres of the Early Childhood Sector in New Zealand by providing services and benefits, fostering a high quality early childhood service. Through this web site the ECC provides up to date information on issues relevant to its members, including matters related to legislation and regulation, industrial relations, training, events, funding and [...]

New Zealand
NZRA consists of regional councils which encourage membership of teachers, parents, and literacy educators. The purpose of the NZRA is to encourage literacy learning and reserach in literacy education.

Europe
The project 'Internationalisation of and Innovation in Teacher Education In Europe' was established in 1982 and was dedicated to the development of a European dimension in teacher education. It is now an established network with a successful history of innovative and collaborative programmes that involved many universities and colleges across Europe. On the homepage the aims [...]

Bulgaria
Step by Step Program Foundation is a non-governmental organization working in the field of education in Bulgaria. The main activities of this organization are the monitoring evaluation and research of educational projects and the developing of projects in the field of permanent education as well as in the field of training and re-training teachers.

Africa
The Africa Educational Trust was founded in 1958. It supports education in Africa, African students studying outside of Africa and research and dissemination of information about Africa. The trust's major interest is to help people from areas where there is civil war or conflict. The AET's website informs about the trust and its work in different African countries and in the [...]

United States
NNELL is an organization for educators involved in teaching foreign languages to children. The mission of the organization is to promote opportunities for all children to develop a high level of competence in at least one language in addition to their own. On the website link to the Journal "Learning Languages" (samples online, volumes can be obtained over ERIC) and to more [...]

United States
Promoting educational excellence and equity through bilingual education, NABE is the only national organization exclusively concerned with the education of language-minority students in American schools. The website informs about acvtivities, membership ( seperate member log-in), conferences and legislation. Publications are the Bilingual Research Journal, the Magazine 'NABE [...]

New Zealand
DEANZ is a national association for professionals working in flexible, open and networked education committed to fostering growth, development, research and good practice in distance education, open learning and flexible delivery systems for education. Access to the Journal of Distance Learning (only latest issue with abstracts online) and to the newsletter 'Flier' (archive [...]

Russian Federation; Russian Federation
This website focuses on projects promoting different target groups in handling new technologies, especially the Internet. It offers specialized information for teachers, parents, teenagers and writers. Providers invite for social rating of electronic resources in the field of education.

South Africa, Republic
The website presents the organization, e.g. its historical background and activities in the areas of education and training. There is a list of partners (government departments, research partners, international agencies) as well as detailed information about projects initiated or conducted by the CEPD. You will also find many fulltext documents, about political issues [...]

Ireland
The Education Service of Léargas works throughout the education sector in Ireland to promote, develop and reinforce the European and international dimensions of education. They are managing the adult education and school-related actions of the EU Socrates programme, COMENIUS, GRUNDTVIG, as well as bilateral and exchange programmes. On the website information on the projects [...]

Commonwealth; international
"The Council for Education in the Commonwealth (CEC), a parliament- based NGO, was founded nearly 40 years ago, at the time of the first Commonwealth Education Ministers' Conference. Its purpose is to create an informed public opinion on the salient issues concerning education and training in the Commonwealth and to identify appropriate ways in which Britain and the European [...]

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
The Youth Council' s primary focus is provision for and interests of children and young people aged 5-25 years. Main areas of activities are youth research, training and curriculum, youth projects and initiatives, European and international activities.

Ireland; Northern Ireland
Co-operation Ireland is the leading charity working to bring a lasting peace to the island of Ireland. It draws its support from people from all backgrounds in Ireland, Britain and the USA. This site informs in schools projects and encourages schools from both sides of the border to build links and relationships with each other. Successful programmes are now becoming part of [...]

Ireland
The website presents the organisation AHEAD and offers access to their handbook for students with disabilities (full-text, HTML format, ' accessing third level education in Ireland'), an online guide to grants, scholarships and disability benefits, reports on third level options, Irish disability-related documents and organisations.

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
NICIE was established in 1987 with the aim to co-ordinate efforts to develop integrated education and to assist parent groups in opening new integrated schools. On the site there is information on integrated education in Northern Ireland and a directory of related schools.

Finland
Allianssi is an umbrella organisation for Finnish youth organisations offering educational services to local youth workers and organisations. It runs a Youth Policy Library (the collection contains some 13 000 publications and 200 volumes of journals and reviews) and maintains a Youth Info House (web service). Allianssi publishes the youth research magazine [...]

Finland
Väestöliitto is a non-governmental organisation working for the welfare of families. It was founded in 1941 and has 25 member organisations. The main objective is to produce services and do research for the private and public sector. The federation co-operates with various international organisations. On the homepage access to information on departments, education, [...]

Finland
The association is founded in 1996 for promoting development and research of Technology Education in Finland. On the website presentation of the organisation and their activities. Comprehensive link list to resources of technology in education.

Finland
Founded in 1969, FAEA is an umbrella organisation for liberal adult education in Finland. Its member organisations are the Association of Adult Education Centres, the Finnish Folk High School Association, eleven liberal organisations working in the field of adult education which maintain Finland\'s eleven study circle centres, the KVS foundation and the Swedish-speaking [...]

Australia
Child and Youth Health is an independent state government health unit. On the website, information and services for parents, educators, children, teenagers and young adults are presented.

Australia
The purpose of this site is to inform and keep up-to-date the members, associates and stakeholders of vocational education and training in Australian schools. VETnetwork is a membership-based organisation, and draws its members from all states and from government, independent and catholic school sectors. It has strong links with most of the peak education and training bodies, [...]

Myanmar
SMILEchildren is a non-profit, international charitable network. Its mission is to enhance the education and welfare of primary and secondary school-children in Myanmar; especially those who are less advantaged from suburban and rural areas. The homepage provides information about the organization, its members and donors; pictures illustrate the different projects.

Australia
ALIA is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. On the website, information on and access to its publications ( e. g. ALJ Australian Library Journal, newsletters, periodicals, slide-shows, carrier development kit...) can be obtained as well as listings of library and information sector activities. Link lists to Australian [...]

Australia
AYAC is Australia's national youth affairs non-government peak body, officially launched in 2002 (previous peak body AYPAC). It focuses on the issues and interests of young people and the youth affairs field in Australia. On the website information on youth networks throughout Australia can be found.

Netherlands
SURF is the joint network services and ICT organisation of the Dutch institutions of higher education and research. It supports and facilitates realisations in the field of ICT. The internet platform for the network is SURFnet (http://www.surfnet.nl/en/). On the website the organisation and a comprehensive list of projects with relevant links are provided. Publications can be [...]

United States
PASE was founded in 1993 by a group of afterschool practitioners to promote innovative education programs. PASE works with community- based organizations to improve the lives of under-served children and youth in New York City through creative afterschool programming. The website offers information on PASE, its projects, a comprehensive linklist and free access to \'The [...]

Denmark
Presentation of the National Union of Danish Students. Comprehensive link lists to national and international educational organisations and contacts.

Denmark
DASTI is an information and consultancy unit situated in the Danish Research Agency and primarily a service to Danish researchers and scientists. The aims are to inform on national as well as European and international funds available for research and development projects, in which Danish researchers and scientists can participate and to inform on vacant positions for which [...]

United States
CAEL is a non-profit organization committed to providing better access to education for adults through partnerships with business, government, labour and higher education. Focusing on lifelong learning CAEL offers services and information on national and international adult learning and research in adult education on its website. Publications as 'CAEL News & Forum', books and [...]

Switzerland
The aims of SVIA are 1. to foster informatic lessons at schools scientifically and under methodical and didactical apsects; 2. the integration of ICT in all lessons and to offer all members a platform for ideas, experiences and information; 3. to represent the interests of teachers involved in integrating ICT in their lessons. Commented link lists (teaching material, [...]

United States; Canada; international
WES, a not-for-profit organization in New York, promotes and facilitates the understanding of educational qualifications through the collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of information about educational systems throughout the world. An electronic newsletter keeps educators, administrators and admissions personnel informed on current international trends in [...]

Iceland
Tne of the worlds largest student organisation. AIESEC is a global network of 50,000 members across more than 83 countries world-wide. It facilitates international exchange of students and recent graduates and fosters international understanding and cooperation. On the website the information on the aims of the organisation, addresses and activies is kept mainly in Icelandic, [...]

Canada
CCCF wants to improve the quality of child care services for Canadian families. Aims are to provide information to and facilitating "networking" among a broad range of target groups( e.g. child care organizations, educational institutions, government policy makers...). Furthermore CCCF wants to support initiatives and research to improve the quality of child care services. On [...]

Eastern Europe
CBUR is open to all universities and equivalent institutions with full academic rights in the Baltic Sea area. CBUR aims at promoting inter- university cooperation in the Baltic Sea area, and to further its communities. The association intends to engage in joint research, to share didactic experience, and to create and develop mutual contacts of academic staff and students of [...]

Angola; Brazil; Cape Verde; Guinea-Bissau; Macao; Mozambique; Portugal; Sao Tome and Principe; Timor-Leste; international
This is the website of the AULP(Associaçao des Universidades de Língua Portuguesa). It is an association of universities and other tertiary institutions with Portuguese as the language of instruction. The network has 140 full members, in eight countries, as well as ten associate members in four countries using the Internet as a communication platform. Through various [...]

Australia
SLASA informs about activities at South Australian school libraries and provides information on the profession of teacher librarians as well as further education offers, teaching material, internet ideas and a job database for them. Link to the RCTA (Resource Centre Teachers' Association) advocating the role of teacher librarians and to SASLA the South Australian Library [...]

Australia; Europe
The European Union initiative FEAST aimed at enhancing research collaboration with Australia was launched in 2000. FEAST aims to highlight existing multilateral and bilateral science and technology cooperation between Europe and Australia. It is a practical initiative with an ongoing electronic forum. The website provides information about registration and partnering, FEAST [...]

United States
NSDC is the National Staff Development Council. It is a national non- profit association of about 10,000 educators, committed to ensuring success for all students by applying high standards for professional development for everyone who affects student learning. The homepage links to information on standards, the NSDC Academy, membership, and on their publications. A quarterly [...]

United States; United States
NAEYC, founded in 1926, is an organization of early childhood educators dedicated to improve the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade. The website offers information on their accreditation programs, which set professional standards for early childhood education programs. The section "Early Childhood Issues" provides information and research reports [...]

United States
The USCC Department of Education assists the bishops in their pastoral mission of teaching, catechesis and education. The page is part of the USCCB (US Catholic Bishops) website and offers access to information about cahtolic schools and public policy, division of catholic higher education and religious education. Links to USCCB publications (e.g. principles of educational [...]

United States
CFNN was established in 1996. Its mission is to promote quality charter schools by connecting and supporting resource centers, charter school associations and other state-level charter support organizations and activities. Research, publications, online communications, a grant program, and multi-state initiatives on high priority issues of common concern to charter schools [...]

United States
DSC is a non-profit organization and has developed programs and research to foster children's intellectual, social, and ethical development. Wellknown for its comprehensive school change program developed in the 1980's (Child Development Project CDP). On the website Links to furhter projects, in- and after school programs & materials, and materials for educators. Further [...]

South Africa, Republic
This teachers union characterizes itself as having a "progressive vision". It is the largest teachers union in South Africa (140,000 members). The website gives information about the activities in educational and professional policy, publications, speeches and press releases, events and conferences etc. and gives access to articles of the electronic version of the journal "The [...]

Norway
Tambartun is working with visually impaired children, youths and adults in 180 local authority areas in Norway. The aims are to establish services to contribute to the fulfillment of the needs of each individual child in their local school and home environment; to gather and distribute information in the field of visual impairment. The homepage informs about research and [...]

Australia; New Zealand
ISANA is an association of Australian and New Zealand international education professionals whose members are dedicated to the advancement of international education. Information for various interest groups and links to national and international organisations of international education are provided as well as news, resources and general information about activities in [...]

Eastern Europe
The East East Programme "Partnership Across Borders" (coordinated by the Open Society Institute Budapest) supports practical cross-border work between Eastern European countries in the process of social transformation particularly in the field of education. This website provides information on the programme principles and forthcoming activities.

Australia
The Network produces a book of ideas and activities based on the Book Week theme and Children's Book Council fo Australia shortlisted titles. The homepage links to information about the Children' s Book Council of Australia and annual Children's Book Weeks and their websites (since 1999). Comprehensive linklists and offer of publications.

international
These are the pages on education issues provided by the "Child Rights Information Network". It informs that currently (2002) more than 130 million children do not attend school. Users can find special information by database search with entry fields for Information type, Region, Language, and Keywords.

Australia
ECA is a non-government organisation acting in the interests of young children aged 0-8 years of age. It develops and advocates policies on early childhood education and care. ECA also acts as the national umbrella organisation for children's services. The homepage provides information on ECA, its activities and policies, on its publications and Early Childhood Conferences. [...]

Australia
NCISA represents the interests of the independent school sector on a national basis. Its eight member state and territory associations of independent schools represent 982 schools. The homepage comprises four main information units: 1. about independent schools ( incl. statistical data) , 2. funding information, 3. information for schools ( manuals in pdf- format) , 4. media [...]

Australia
Portal for Australian Catholic Education Schools. The NCEC is commissioned by the Australian Catholic Bishops for developing at the national level for the Church's work in education. Access to information about NCEC, essential educational links, publications, catholic universities, education commissions, Australian bishops and the catholizism.

Netherlands
Centres of expertise on vocational education, training and the labour market represent the link between education and the organised business and industrial sectors. Since 1954, Colo has been the umbrella organisation of and for the centres of expertise. In this capacity, Colo monitors socially relevant developments and educational and labour market policy at regional, national [...]

Europe
EuroPACE is a trans-European network of universities and their partners in education and training, i.e. private enterprises, regional and professional organisations and public authorities. It demonstrates and develops the potential of telematics for the European university of the future and thus contributes materially towards the realisation of the concept of lifelong learning [...]

Estonia
The Association of Estonian Adult Educators (AEAE) ANDRAS is an Estonian non-governmental organisation, which unites the representatives of different branches of adult education and aims at increasing the competence of it members in the field of andragogics, the science and practice of adult education according to new requirements. The respective website offers information on [...]

United States
TED is an organization composed of teacher educators, supporting the professional development of individuals who provide education and supports to individuals with diverse abilities and disabilities and their fam ilies. Access to TESE (Journal of TED of the CEC) with abstracts and indexes online. Broad range of links to related organisations.

Finland
AKAVA - the Confederation of Unions for Academic Professionals in Finland - is a trade union formed by 32 affiliates and with about 400 000 members and with 80% unionization rate. The website provides information: about AKAVA and a list of the 32 affiliates ( without links) , useful general information about trade unions in Finland, about Finnish trade union work in the EU and [...]

India
The AIU enhances the cooperation of Indian universities in many ways. It looks after its interests in national higher education policy and helps its member universities to fulfil their objectives and services. The homepage shows links to texts about: objectives, organisation of AIU and its publications, including short summaries and order forms. [Abstract: Editors of [...]

Haiti
The web site is an annotated link list of: libraries and educational centres, foundations supporting education, universities (2 entries), educational and university programs, educational materials.

Honduras
This five-part link list contains the URLs of foreign colleges, language schools, schools, universities, organizations and others.

Peru
The website presents links to secondary schools (colegios), educational associations, courses and programs, furthermore to information texts concerning several curriculum subjects.

Venezuela
The link list is arranged into the following groups: academies, associations, libraries, academic centres, secondary schools, pre- school institutions, institutes and university institutes, portals, graduations, educational projects, resources, universities and their subdivisions.

Ethiopia
The association is committed to the education of the Ethiopian youth in collaboration with grass root organizations. The homepage provides mainly links of distance education organizations in Ethiopia.

India
The main objective of the NCTE is to achieve planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system throughout the country, the regulation and proper maintenance of Norms and Standards in the teacher education system and for matters connected therewith. The programmes cover the training of all teaching personnel, from the school to adult education sector. The [...]

Commonwealth; international
"The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is a voluntary society, founded in 1913, which is registered as a Charity and governed by its member institutions through an elected council. Among its key activities are: assisting members to develop the capacity of their human resources; promoting, through several programmes, the movement of academic and administrative [...]

Czech Republic
This site describes the history, the main activities and the organisation chart of the Academy of Sciences in the Czech Republic. Further links lead to research institutes, documents and the library of the Academy.

Hungary
This site of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences informs on the history of the academy, the structure, scientific sections and research institutes.

Colombia
The Colombian Association of Universities (ASCUN) is the national non-governmental organization representing Colombian institutions of higher education; it cares for higher education policy, the cooperation of universities, improvement of higher education and higher education research. The web-site provides a directory of member institutions, information about the organization [...]

United States
The CRESST mission focuses on the assessment of educational quality, addressing persistent problems in the design and use of assessment systems to serve multiple purposes. The homepage offers a link to the description of the 5 research programs, links to the reports and publications (library), to the services, information pages for parents and tools for searching the site.

South Africa, Republic; Africa
The Council conducts applied social-scienfitic research projects and coordinates research programs that are policy-oriented and user- driven. The homepages has links to the following programs concerning educational matters: Assessment technology and educational evaluation, child, youth and family development, education policy research.

Southeastern Europe; Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Kosovo; Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic; Romania; Serbia
This website includes state-of-the-art reports on the development of adult education in seven countries in Southeast Europe.- The EBiS Project ( EBiS: Erwachsenenbildung in Suedosteuropa) has been initiated and co-ordinated by IIZ/ DVV, Bonn with the support of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development ( BMZ) under the terms of the Stability Pact for [...]

international
This is the English homepage of a NGO which is a development support organisation. Through the navigation point "études et travaux" one comes to downloadable pdf-datas which inform about Business Development Services and Vocational Training of GRET.

international
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programmes. IACET certifies education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines created in 1968.- These guidelines and criteria as well as a link list of authorised providers can be found on this website.

international
The Association (founded in 1981) is an international, educational and professional not-for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology.- This website in particular informs about Inter-Organizational Projects.

Europe
Linking national associations of training and human resources institutes, the European Training and Development Federation - Féderation Européenne pour la Formation et le Développment (ETDF- FEFD) encorporates 11 national associations: AFREF and GARF ( France), AIF ( Italy), APG ( Portugal) , CIPD ( United Kingdom), CIPD IRELAND and IITD (Ireland), EPSILON and VOV [...]

Europe
This association is made up of 15 organizations whose composition differs: centralized/decentralized; public/private; dedicated to vocational training only/covering both employment and vocational training.- This website reflects the efforts of EVTA to support the exchange of information and experiences in the field of advising and vocational training. It explains the joint [...]

United Kingdom
ALT is an educational organisation which seeks to bring together all those with an interest in the use of learning technology in higher and further education.- This website provides information on ALT-activities, in particular on conferences and workshops, and the respective results.

Europe
EAIR is a unique association for professionals in the area of higher education management, and for academics researching that area. EAIR will also be of relevance to policy makers in government ministries and policy units.- This website provides detailed information on activities ( forums, seminars) of this association.

Europe
The European Learning Styles Information Network (ELSIN) is an association of researchers, educationalists and trainers interested in the theory and application of Learning Styles. ELSIN was founded in 1995 at the University of Birmingham during a Learning Styles conference.- This website offers abstracts from previous conferences and access to the International Learning [...]

Spain; Latin America; United States; Puerto Rico
Today (stand: March 2012), the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) represents more than 300 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain. Its mission is to promote the development of member colleges and universities and to improve access to and the quality of post-secondary [...]

United States
Founded in 1990, the Council on Islamic Education (CIE) is a national, non-profit resource organization comprised of a diverse body of scholars of history, religion, education and related disciplines. The mission of CIE is to contribute to the improvement of the American K- 12 education system, by participating in the cultivation of knowledge, critical thinking, and global [...]

Europe
EFVET is a unique European-wide professional association which has been created by and for providers of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in all European countries. Its mission is to support and enrich technical and vocational education and training through transnational co-operation by building a pan-European network of institutions and practitioners.- [...]

Asia; Oceania; Pacific Rim
ACCU is a non-profit organization working for mutual understanding and cultural cooperation in Asia and the Pacific, in the fields of culture, book development and literacy promotion. The site provides links to the activities and objectives in the field of book production and conservation of the traditional Asian heritage.

international; Arab States; Islamic Countries
The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - ISESCO - was set up upon the adoption of its Statute by the Eleventh Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, meeting in Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, in May 1980. This decision crowned the efforts made by the Organization of the Islamic Conference to establish an international organization specialized [...]

Australia
Group Training Companies employ apprentices and trainees, and then place them with 'host employers' , usually from small to medium sized enterprises. GTA is the national professional association for the Group Training network of 150 Group Training Companies around Australia. The homepage provides texts about details of group training and the activities of GTA.

Africa
ADEA has sponsored research involving the discovery of present and potential dynamics of the new generation of non-formal education activities emerging in Africa. More specifically, researchers have examined in relation to non-formal education: the activities sponsored by new actors, new relationships to formal education, and new needs for local direction of socio-economic [...]

Africa
This site is useful for anyone who is involved or interested in education and development in Africa. The site mainly comprises annotated lists of links to relevant sites of interest, and the emphasis is on distance education. Main sections are: institutions, associations and resources of distance education, education research for quality of life, journals and distance [...]

Wales; United Kingdom
"Since its establishment as a consortium of local education authorities in 1948, the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) has proven its value to the educational community in Wales. WJEC is now established as a company limited by guarantee, owned and controlled by the 22 unitary councils in Wales. It exists to provide a range of educational services", e. g. examination [...]

Africa
The Association of African Universities is an international non- governmental organisation set up by the universities in Africa to promote cooperation among themselves and between them and the international Academic community.- This website provides among other things information on the core programme of the AAU and on useful resources.

Africa
CODESRIA's principal objectives are facilitating research, promoting research-based publishing and creating multiple fora geared towards the exchange of views and information among African researchers. It challenges the fragmentation of research through the creation of thematic research networks that cut across linguistic and regional boundaries.- In particular this website [...]

international
The United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) was launched in April 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Its goal is to narrow the gender gap in primary and secondary education and to ensure that by 2015, all children complete primary schooling, with girls and boys having equal access to all levels of [...]

Europe
SICI is the organisation of national and regional inspectorates of education in Europe. It was founded in 1995 and has at this moment 25 members. SICI provides services to its member organisations and contributes to the development of education in Europe with data and analyses based on direct observation of school practices.

international
The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is the global membership organisation of educational institutions, national and regional associations, corporations, educational authorities and agencies in the fields of open learning, distance education, and flexible, lifelong learning.- Using the new opportunities via the WWW and providing essential [...]

South-East Asia; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Myanmar; Timor-Leste; Vietnam
The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) was established in November 1965 as a chartered international organization whose purpose is to promote cooperation in education, science and culture in the Southeast Asian region. This website provides information on activities of the SEAMEO Secretariat (SEAMES) which administers a variety of programmes on behalf [...]

international
UNICEF, acting in about 160 countries is dedicated to meet basic needs of children, also in the field of basic education. The Children's Fund of the United Nations offers on its homepage a survey on its various acitivities. To get full texts on education a searchable database is available.

international
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TEFL is an international training organization that creates intercultural opportunities for its customers through teacher education, language training, camps and internships. This well structured homepage is subdivded into: English Teacher Training, English Adventure Camp an Intern Programme.

international
TESOL stands for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. TESOL\'s mission is to develop the expertise of its members and others involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages to help them foster effective communication in diverse settings while respecting individuals\' language rights. This website provides information on activities and services of [...]

Japan
The CEC was set up in order to promote the use of computers in school education in Japan, particularly in elementary and middle schools. CEC conducts various surveys and research and development projects every year. CEC's management includes members from academic circles, educational organizations, the computer and software industries, and representatives from corporations and [...]

Latin America; Caribbean
CEAAL is a federation of 210 adult education NGOs in all Latin American states. It promotes the "educación popular" by training of adult educators. Currently there are 6 thematic networks, namely for women's education, education of local leaders, education for peace and human rights, environmental education, communication and education. The homepage leads to full texts of [...]

Chile
The Centre for investigation and development of education is anssion is the promotion of equal educational opportunities and active participation, mainly of the poor classes, by research, teaching and service. The homepage leads to full texts about the working fields and action programs: sc organisation of private law linked to the Jesuits. Its mihools and educational [...]

Estonia
Estonian Educational and Research Network (EENet) is a governmental nonprofit organization established in August 1993 by the Ministry of Education with the task of managing, coordinating and developing the computer network of science, education and culture. EENet's main task is to offer Internet connection (permanent links and dial-ins) as well as all additional services (ftp, [...]

France
The aim of the association is to promote the teaching, research, training, application and creation of knowledge in the field of Information and Communication Technologies applied to Education ( TICE). The homepage refers to texts of declarations of ATIEF, content pages of the review "Sciences et techniques éducatives" (STE), information about research groups in this subject [...]

United States
The Florida Educational Research Association (FERA) is an organization of educators and education-related professionals who are actively engaged in some phase of educational research, testing, measurement, and/or evaluation. This website provides information on purpose, objectives and activities of the association.

France
France runs 470 primary and secondary schools with 280,000 students in 130 countries of the world. AEFE is the official organization (associated to the Foreign Office) which cares of these schools. The website contains information about living, teaching and studying at a school abroad, organizational issues, texts of legal documents (see repères) and a list of the French [...]

United States
IDRA is an independent, non-profit organization that advocates the right of every child to a quality education. For more than 20 years, IDRA has worked for excellence and equity in education in Texas and across the United States. IDRA conducts research and development activities; creates, implements and administers innovative education programmes; and provides teacher, [...]

France; international
A list of associations that work in the field of education and are officially accredited and sometimes subsidised by the French Ministry of Education. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

international
Section of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). This association seeks to advance statistical education at all levels, from primary school through training of professionals. It places a strong emphasis on international co-operation and the exchange of information through its programme of publications and meetings.- This websites provides information about the [...]

Spain
The Spanish Association for Orientation and Psychopedagogy is a professional association of people involved in orientation and counselling in the fields of education, work, business both in governmental as well as non-governmental institutions.- A tabular overview on the homepage provides access to information on character, objective, structure and activities of the [...]

United States
ASA is a scientific and educational society founded in 1839 to promote excellence in the application of statistical science which serves the members of ASA as well as the broader scientific community. It offers different links and resources and leads to the ASA Center for Statistics Education.

United States
This association is dedicated to the professional development of all who participate in decision-making related to higher education. Its members are similar associations from all over the world. This website of the AIR offers resources for educational research, an on-line journal and fulltexts of papers presented in its annual forum.

United Kingdom; England; Wales; Northern Ireland
"Ufi is taking forward the Government's vision of a 'University for Industry', by stimulating and meeting demand for lifelong learning among businesses and individuals. Working as a public-private partnership in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Ufi aims to put individuals in a better position to get jobs, improve their career prospects and boost business competitiveness. [...]

international
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is a unique international, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of professional educators whose jobs cross all grade levels and subject areas. Founded in 1943, ASCD's mission is to forge covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners.- This website provides information on training opportunities and [...]

United Kingdom
"Education Otherwise is a UK-based membership organisation which provides support and information for families whose children are being educated outside school, and for those who wish to uphold the freedom of families to take proper responsibility for the education of their children". Besides general resources there is also legal information.

Hungary
The Hungarian National Council for Distance Education (NCDE) as a co-ordinating body promotes the implementation and development of distance education in Hungary. This site includes a description of the main acitivities of the National Council and links for the regional centres of distance education.

international
The International Study Association on Teacher Thinking - ISATT has recently changed its name to the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching, to reflect the broadened nature of the research and interests of its growing membership. It was founded in October 1983 at a symposium for research on teacher thinking at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. The purpose [...]

Europe
The European Federation for Open and Distance Learning has been established in March 1998 at the transnational conference in Utrecht ( NL). Its has the objective to set up a pan-European network of national networks for ODL that will provide value added services to the benefit of the professional actors involved (e.g. companies, training providers, experts, etc.).- This [...]

France; France
The Forum is a non-profit oganization which brings together the various players in the field of open and distance learning. The website gives texts about the charter, the activities (publications, conferences etc.) of the organization. [This is the homepage for French and English versions].

Arab States; Africa; Asia
ALECSO is a specialized Arab organization, established by the League of Arab States. Its primary responsibility is the promotion and co-ordination of educational, cultural and scientific activities at the regional and national levels in the Arab world. It helps to evolve and implement new approaches and strategies of educational, cultural and scientific development that are [...]

Slovak Republic
This site describes the main activities and the departments (accessible via ´´linky´´) of the Slovak Academic Information Agency which offers its services through a network of nine branches for the development of education and consulting in the educational sector. The homepage provides information about non-governmental orgtanisations and academic programmes.

Chile
INACAP is an organization, subject to private law, of the Chilenian entrepreneurs and the chambers of commerce and industry which provides programs of vocational training for many occupations in centres throughout the country, including continuing training and distance courses. The website gives information about these programs.

Bulgaria
The Web-Site informs about the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the structure and the history of the organization as well as the possibility of contact and cooperation. Other useful links are offering a survey of the universities of Bulgaria.

Africa; international
ADEA (an initiative of the World Bank in 1988) is a network and a partnership. This means that ADEA is neither a funding agency nor a traditional organization or an investment project. ADEA is a network of: African Ministries of Education; development agencies; education specialists and researchers; NGOs active in education.- This website provides access to working groups, [...]

United States
The Character Education Partnership (CEP) is a nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to developing moral character and civic virtue in our nation's youth as one means of creating a more compassionate and responsible society.- On this website eleven principles of effective character education are mentioned. Besides quality standards for character [...]

United Kingdom
"HEAS is a UK-based national home education charity dedicated to the provision of advice and practical support for families who wish to educate their children at home in preference to sending them to school. HEAS offers information for home educators including advice about educational materials, resources, GCSE examiniations, special educational needs, information technology, [...]

Spain
The Spanish Confederation of Associations of Pupuls' Fathers and Mothers (CEAPA) units parents, whose sons and daughters are studying in public non-universitarian educational institutions. CEAPA is a state association of provincial and autonomous federations and confederations acting on behalf of parents. This homepage provides information on: objectives, government organs, [...]

Spain
The National Catholic Association of Family Heads and Pupils' Parents was founded in 1929 to protect family interests and to make sure that their children in school receive an education according to their beliefs and convictions. The confederation promotes the unity and co-operation of family and school. At present it counts 51 provincial federations integrating a great number [...]

Italy
The Organization for the Professional Preparation of Teachers (OPPI) is a national association of non-profit character. It was founded in 1965 in order to "promote the education and contiuing training of instructors and others employed in the educational area". This homepage provides information on OPPI\'s educational possibilities, it presents the work of the centre in [...]

Trinidad and Tobago
The National Training Agency is the new umbrella agency for effecting reform in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Trinidad and Tobago. Its role is to co-ordinate and regulate technical and vocational education and training, promoting and facilitating a coherent system of quality TVET, e.g. by developing occupational standards and national vocational [...]

international
WorldWide Classroom (WWC) is an international consortiums of schools which offer intercultural and educational programs. These programs include: Study Abroad, University Study, Adult Enrichment, Foreign Language Immersion, Teacher Workshops, Executive, Teen Camps, Volunteerism, Internships... Programs are offered at Universities, Private Language Schools and Field Study. 10, [...]

international
The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is a membership organization of nearly 220 higher education institutions in the United States and 35 other countries that are committed to international exchange. ISEP serves its member institutions and their students by facilitating affordable university-level exchanges on a reciprocal basis. ISEP is committed to international [...]

Hong Kong; China
The objectives of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong are: to promote the study of comparative education in Hong Kong; to disseminate ideas and information, through seminars and publications and other means, on recent developments, in Hong Kong and abroad, of comparative education scholarship; to liaise with other scholarly associations of comparative education and [...]

Scotland; United Kingdom
Learning and Teaching Scotland was formed on 1st July 2000 from the merger of SCET (Scottish Council for Educational Technology) and Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum ( Scottish CCC). LT Scotland will work in partnership with others to develop the curriculum from 3 to 18, to enhance learning and teaching and to promote creative and effective use of information [...]

Scotland; United Kingdom
The aim of the SPTC "is to advance education by encouraging the fullest co-operation between home and school, education authorities, central government and all those concerned with education in Scotland".

United Kingdom
The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity founded in 1993, which intends to improve literacy skills and reading competence in the United Kingdom. Its campaigns (e.g. Reading is Fundamental, Talk to Your Baby) intend to empower people from all age groups and social backgrounds as regards reading and information competencies. To this purpose, the NLT connects [...]

Peru
This organization promotes the democratic development of education and education policy in Peru, including both the local and national levels. High participation of the citizens and citizenship education are the leading principles. The website provides educational news and policy documents and a journal named "Tarea" - content pages of the journal can be viewed.

Bolivia
The Executive Committee of the Bolivian University (CEUB) is the central joint body of the Bolivian universities and represents them against the state and abroad. The web site of this organization provides full texts about the structure and missions of the CEUB, documents mainly about study courses and degrees, university admission (also for foreigners), statistics and various [...]

international
The World Association for Cooperative Education is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to helping interested individuals and institutions forge close ties between the classroom and the workplace. It actively advocates cooperative education (also known as work- integrated learning or co-op) around the world. It also provides technical information and assistance to [...]

international
The IIEP was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1963 as a specialized centre for training and research in the field of educational planning and management. It was set up to meet the critical needs of UNESCO Member States - many of which were newly-independent - that sought to improve their educational systems. Thhe [...]

United Kingdom
"Skill promotes opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of disability in post-16 education, training and employment across the UK".

international
The ICP is the leading international organisation for school principals. It was founded in 1990 with the clear intention to promote better understanding and closer relationships among principals of all nations, and to enhance their professional and leadership qualities. The objective of this mandate is to develop ICP members who are more responsive to the needs and aspirations [...]

international
The Council\'s mission is to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. Council is one of the largest international education organizations in the world with almost 800 professionals and support staff working in more than 30 countries. This website offers information on travel, [...]

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
"The Agency provides statistics, social research and registration services, and is responsible for the census of population". There are key statistics on education and training.

United Kingdom
The National Primary Trust sees itself as "a national, independent voice for primary education". The activities of the organisation comprise projects, publications, events and conferences and a discussion group.

Greece
The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) is a multidisciplinary Research Centre. Its aim is to perform, finance and support high-level research projects in the areas of humanities and natural sciences. During its years of operation the NHRF has developed and performed research projects in the fields of history, physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology and [...]

Netherlands
As a National Body for Vocational Education in the Netherlands, ECABO is responsible for the content of senior secondary vocational education, in eight categories: secretarial work, company administration, commercial work, logistics, automation, legal work, information services, security. ECABO draws up the attainment targets for examinations in senior secondary vocational [...]

United Kingdom
NASUWT is an independent teachers' union. The site informs about the union's influence on educational policy and services for members. There is also information about employment conditions and a collection of ressources.

Caribbean; Central America; South America; Spain; Portugal
OEI is an international organization of the Ibero-American countries which promotes the co-operation in the fields of education, science and culture and has a "governmental" character. Its aim is to advance an integrated development of the region in these matters. The website offers (see "que es la OEI?") information about the organizational structure, implemented activities [...]

Caribbean; Latin America; Central America
Unfortunately there is no text describing the mission of the Centre. The main task seems to be the training of adult education teachers - the respective courses and seminars are presented. There are further links to discussion forums, conferences and about the library and documentation centre and a link list of related web-sites.

United Kingdom
This Association is a voluntary organisation with charitable status. It is concerned with all aspects of children's learning from birth through the early stages of primary education". The service includes information pages for parents (downloadable in rtf-format) and conferences.

Romania
The RoEduNet was created in July 1993. From the very beginning RoEduNet was conceived as an open structure, offering free access to the academic, scientific and cultural nonprofit institutions; once the first institution was connected - the University of Bucharest, August 1993 - the nucleus of the academic data communication infrastructure was created. RoEduNet is an [...]

United Kingdom
The NLA aims "to raise standards of literacy, particularly amongst those children who habitually underachieve". The site informs about NLA\'s work in schools, other activities, articles and publications.

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
"NUS-USI represents the interests of over 195,000 students in Northern Ireland and campaigns on their behalf in many different fields such as student hardship, health, prejudice and accommodation. We also provide an infrastructure which helps individual Students' Unions in the North of Ireland to develop their own work through our research, training and development functions".

United Kingdom
"With over seventy branches across the country The National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) is the leading organisation in the UK which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special educational needs". The site offers a book list with order service, papers of the organisation as full texts and a database on [...]

Spain
The website of the Spanish Society of Comparative Education provides information about the Society, the publications of its members and other relevant publications concerning comparative education, indexes of the SEEC journals, actualities and interesting issues for comparatists. A link list of national and international research and documentation centres, international [...]

Madagascar
The homepage of the Higher Education Ministry leads to full texts about structure and mission of the Ministry and of other organizations of research and higher education, to the web-sites of the 6 universities and of private institutions. Additional current information.

Norway; United States
The U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation for Educational Exchange is a binational foundation with a Board of Directors composed of four American and four Norwegian members. Both governments support the program with annual allocations of funds. Fulbright provides the exchange of teachers or students to each other country for a limited time.

Ireland
The Higher Education Authority is the statutory planning and development body for higher education and research in Ireland. The HEA has wide advisory powers throughout the whole of the third-level education sector. In addition it is the funding authority for the universities, institutes of technology and a number of designated higher education institutions. The research [...]

Ireland
"NCGE is a support agency to the Department of Education and Science whose aim is to develop guidance in all education settings". There is information about the various activities in all education sectors as well as lists of publications, research reports etc.

India
EMRC produces audio-visual programmes for the education sector. Its primary aim is to bridge the gap between cities and villages through television programmes. The complete catalogue is available for download.

Central Europe; Eastern Europe
The Civic Education Project (CEP) is a not-for-profit international education organization dedicated to assisting universities in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. CEP is affiliated with the Central European University, founded by philanthropist George Soros, and with Yale University. CPS is currently active in Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech [...]

international
The Enabling Education Network (EENET) has been set up to establish an information-sharing network aimed at supporting and promoting the inclusion of marginalised groups in education world wide.- This homepage offers various links to reports, case studies, training materials, publications bibliographies on topics regarding handicapped children, teacher education and family [...]

Europe
The objectives of EADTU are to: promote higher level distance education in Europe; support bi-lateral contacts between academic staff of the participating universities; support co-operation in the field of research, course development,course and credit transfer; develop new methods and techniques for higher distance education including new technologies and media; organise [...]

Europe
EGRIS is a research network consisting of partners in Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. The main activities consider the changing structures and processes of social integration in the context of new trajectories between youth and adulthood as well as the consequencies for education and welfare.- This homepages offers [...]

Europe
AOIFE is a European association for Women's Studies based on institutional membership, a structure which links institutions dedicated to initiating and supporting feminist education and research in Europe, a forum for collectively addressing and acting on issues concerning Women's Studies by means of co-operation and networking, a platform from which to submit carefully [...]

international
The Society is a NGO and the "leading organisation of its kind". Its aim is "to implement and promote the growth of knowledge and skills in the field of international and intercultural communication, organisations, and policy". The homepage offers texts about respective training courses and a "Center of Gipsy Studies"

France
The homepage of this parents' union offers links to full texts about current issues of school policy, to texts and publications of the PEEP, direct information and counselling of parents and a documentary database which can be consulted for "all knowledge for our children"

France
In France, frequently abbreviations are used for the names of institutions (in the education world) and for the names of certifications. This table translates these abbreviations into the full names.

international
Educational Testing Service is the world's premier educational measurement institution and a leader in educational research. A private nonprofit company, dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions and agencies, and governmental bodies in 181 countries, ETS develops and annually administers more than 11 million tests worldwide on behalf of clients [...]

international
The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Inc. (WCGTC) is a worldwide non-profit organization that provides advocacy and support for gifted children. The WCGTC is a diverse organization networking the globe with an active membership of educators, scholars, researchers, parents and others interested in the development and education of gifted and talented children of [...]

Europe
This Website serves as an information and communication platform for European educational researchers in the field of Comparative Education. It concentrates on the organisational and content-related preparation of its annual conferences. This website provides information on the history of CESE, its members and their publications. At a time when European education faces immense [...]

Europe
This Homepage reflects the mission of EUCEN: The European Universities Continuing Education Network is an organisation for universities concerned with the development of Continuing Education in Europe. Many European universities see themselves as international institutions. To establish a network for continuing education has been one way in which these universities can express [...]

international
Over 11,000 web pages on this site are accessible through a table comprising amongst others the following links - many of them related to education and training: Databases online, International organizations, International NGOs, World problems, Human potential, Human values, Knowledge Organizations, Language/Culture etc.

Europe
This website is intended to give a comprehensive introduction to ALTE, its member organisations, their joint aims and the projects they are involved in together. The site is organised as follows. The Introduction to ALTE describes the rationale behind the founding of ALTE, lists its current membership and states its aims and objectives. The ALTE Framework gives details of the [...]

Europe
EFECOT is a European organization, which devotes itself to the right of appropriate education of occupational travellers. EFECOT is a European federation of parties involved in the education of the children of bargee, circus families, fairground families and seasonal workers.

United Kingdom
"CASE campaigns for the right of all children to the best in state education,regardless of their race, gender, home circumstances, ability or disablilty". Various texts on the topic, events and a newsletter are available.

United Kingdom
IPSEA advises and supports parents in case of problems with authorities concerning questions of special educational needs.

international
The World Bank Group invites with its websites students and teachers to explore countries and regions. It offers learning materials for classroom work and links to schools around the world. Full text information can be downloaded free of charge. The data provided enable the user to learn more about the socio-economic and the socio- cultural conditions of countries all over the [...]

Europe
AEDE aims to be an association for all teachers wishing to work together for the creation of a united Europe, aims to widen the teachers knowledge of European issues and to show them the means and methods which can rapidly lead to the creation of a European Union.

Europe
The EAN aims to encourage wider access to higher education in all European countries for those who are currently under-represented, whether for reasons of gender, ethnic origin, nationality, age, disability, employment status, income level, family background, vocational training, geographic location, or earlier educational disadvantage.

international
INFOREF is a registered association which aims to instruct teachers and students as well as other interested persons to use and master new technologies in order to put their personal and professional goals into practice. The association offers educational software and bibliographical databases with entries about teaching materials and relevant educational journal literature.

France
The Centre and its 28 Regional Centres attends the improvement of living conditions of the French students, offers service for foreign students and promotes student mobility in Europe. Full texts about coming to France to study, international relations, European programmes concerning the mission of CNOUS, student social services in France.

United Kingdom
"ALLFIE is an organisation of disabled people, parents and disabled children and their allies, campaigning for an to compulsary segregation in the education system". The site offers addresses, literature and an electronic journal.

United Kingdom
The "NCPTA promotes partnerships between home and school; pupils, parents, carers and teachers; parents and local education authorities and other interested organisations". The website informs about the organisation and membership.

United Kingdom
"A partnership to promote the education of children from birth to thirteen". Its activities include the publication of the journal "New Childhood" and an annual conference.

United Kingdom
"CSIE is an independent organisation working towards the inclusion of all children with disabilities or learning difficulties in mainstream schools , as well as lobbying and networking. The website on inclusive education contains links, publications, legal information

United Kingdom; Ireland
"eduserv CHEST negotiates for the supply of software, data, information, training materials and other IT related products to the Higher and Further Education community in the UK and Republic of Ireland".

United Kingdom
A directory of more than 2000 independent schools which also offers a school placement service and information on financing and scholarships.

Ireland
"The Institute of Guidance Counsellors is the professional body representing over 700 practitioners in second level schools and in other settings...It promotes standards for entry into the profession and for the practice of guidance and counselling". The website offers information about the profession and how to become a counsellor, but mainly it is intended as a forum for [...]

Ireland
FAS is the National Training and Employment Authority. Through a regional network of 66 offices and 20 training centres, FÁS operates training and employment programmes; provides a recruitment service to jobseekers and employers, an advisory service for industry, and supports community-based enterprises.

Norway
The UHR was created in 2000 by merging the "Norwegian Council of Universities" and the "Norwegian Council of University Colleges". According to their own statement, "UHR aims to be a central supplier of terms to the parliament and government and an important education and research policy player." Besides information on UHR and their activities, you will find several full text [...]

Norway
The International Scholarship Section (IS) administers the exchange of students and researchers within the framework of the bilateral cultural agreements and other international programmes. The homepage provides access to information about the current exchange and scholarship programs.

Norway
The State Education Loan Fund was set up in 1947. Over the past 50 years the Loan Fund has administered the complex system of loans and grants which are the foundation of student financial aid in Norway. It is a government-run organisation. The site contains information about grants and loans and statistics.

United States
The mission of the Association for Experiential Education is to develop and promote experiential education in all settings. The Association is committed to support professional development, theoretical advancement, and evaluation in the field of experiential education worldwide. Based in the USA, AEE has approximately 2, 000 members in over 20 countries. The focus is on [...]

South Africa, Republic
1996 fifty eight organisations involved in distance education formed an association committed to promoting access to lifelong learning of high quality. The homepage shows general information on the organization and links to NADEOSA projects, \'useful documents\' and an archive.

United Kingdom
An independent charity which works with the whole family to support the child who is gifted and talented. A relaunch of the site is planned for 2013.

Scotland; United Kingdom
"ASE Scotland is the Scottish Region of the Association for Science Education (see separate entry), the largest subject professional association in the UK". The website informs about the activities ( events) of the organisation.

United Kingdom
ASE is a forum for all concerned with science education from primary school to tertiary levels. There are zones for teachers and technicians, a section on safety and health in science, databases on literature and events, publications and an online shop.

Norway
The site contains information about activitities/institutions in the field of Montessori method.

Norway
Information about the association of Waldorf-schools in Norway, schools, activities, conferences, linklists.

international; Europe
CIDREE consists of educational bodies which have a recognised major role in the field of curriculum development and/or educational research within their own countries. CIDREE promotes international collaboration by organising joint projects in educational research and development. A typical project consists of four to eight CIDREE member institutions across Europe with one [...]

Europe
The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is an independent European organisation dedicated to the support, improvement, management and analysis of academic cooperation within Europe and between Europe and other parts of the world. It was created in July 1993 with the legal status of a non-profit-making international association according to Belgian law and a secretariat in [...]

Europe
TERENA carries out technical activities and provides a platform for discussion to encourage the development of a high-quality computer networking infrastructure for the European research community.

Europe
The Academia Europaea was founded in 1988 as an international, non- governmental association of individual scientists and scholars, aiming to promote learning, education and research. It currently brings together nearly 1800 members from 35 European and seven non- European countries. The Academia's membership covers a wide range of disciplines, including the physical sciences [...]

international; Europe
EUCRIS offers information on research and education in Europe and other regions of the world (Japan, Canada, USA, Israel). A list of links provides access to national information units.

Ireland; Northern Ireland
"Since 1959 USI has represented student's concerns on educational issues in the Republic and Northern Ireland. USI represents 150,000 students defending and promoting the social, cultural and welfare rights of all its members". The website contains information about the history of USI, its services for students and activities. The student newspaper is available in full text.

Ireland
CTYI "aims to identify high ability children from diverse social backgrounds and help them reach their full potential through fast paced, stimulating weekend and summer programmes. It aims to assist parents and teachers by providing access to information and resources and to research and evaluate talent development". There is information about the various course programmes and [...]

United States
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) serves education leaders in middle level schools and high schools, including administrators, teachers, students, and others interested in education and the welfare of today\'s youth. The site provides a wide range of services for members and non-members as professional development programs, information about [...]

United Kingdom; Ireland; Northern Ireland
"The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship is an association representing 26 schools, 45 kindergartens, and eight teacher education seminars in the UK and Ireland. It is also the home of the European Council of Rudolf Steiner Waldorf Schools bringing together some 400 schools in 14 countries". The website informs about the pedagogical concept, kindergartens, teacher training, [...]

United States
The Center for Education Reform is a national, independent, non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1993 to provide support and guidance to parents and teachers, community and civic groups, policymakers and grassroots leaders, and all who are working to bring fundamental reforms to their schools. The homepage offers different views and services for the mentioned target [...]

Ireland
The NPCpp promotes and protects the interests of parents in the field of secondary education. There is information on special interest parents' associations and contact persons.

India
The Council was founded in 1958 in order to coordinate school examinations in anglo-Indian schools, and conducts examinations at three levels (ten year, twelve year and vocational education). Its objective is to permit as much diversity as possible for the development of schools within a democratic framework. The home page offers further information, also on teacher training, [...]

India
"India Literacy Project, ILP, is a US-based non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to spreading the cause of literacy in India". The website gives information on the various projects in India and how the organisation can be supported. There is also a newsletter in full text.

United Kingdom
"The Agency's main business is to review the performance of universities and colleges of higher education. It does this by visiting institutions to audit their overall academic management, including arrangements for collaboration with overseas partners; and to assess the quality and standards of teaching and learning at subject level". The reports of the agency are available [...]

Switzerland
The Swiss Science Council (SSC) is the advisory body to the Federal Council for issues related to science, higher education, research and technology policy. Acting as the voice of the scientific community, the SSC formulates overarching concepts for the benefit of the Federal Council and proposes implementing measures to it. The goal of the SSC, in conformity with its role as [...]

Switzerland
The Academy coordinates research and teaching in the field of humanities and social sciences. The site contains: a newsletter, an agenda, information about fellowship, a publication list, documents concerning educational policy.

New Zealand; international
Information about the activities and projects of the New Zealand Unesco Commission.

France
The Institute for Work and Vocational Guidance is a branch of the CNAM. Its missions are: 1) initial and continuing education of ( vocational) guidance personnel, 2) research in the area of the psychological foundations of vocational guidance (done in an institute at the university Paris V) and 3) operating an information centre with library and test- library. Furthermore the [...]

New Zealand
The site provides information about Montessori-institutions (schools) in New Zealand, information for Montessori teachers and information about schools which are members of the Montessori Association ("schools near you"). Furthermore, there are texts about the Montessori theory.

New Zealand
Independent Schools of New Zealand (ISNZ) is the national body representing the 43 independent (also known as private) schools in New Zealand. The role of ISNZ is to promote independent education in its widest sense.

France
Labour union covering about 300 sub-institutions. The FFP organizes persons who are working as vocational trainers in private organisations. Besides the description of activities and structure of the union the publication of a yearbook is announced.

New Zealand
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority coordinates qualifications in secondary schools and in post-school education and training, maintains national standards, ensures recognition of overseas qualifications and administers national secondary and tertiary examinations. Scholarships and awards, adresses of education professionals, teaching and examination materials, [...]

New Zealand
The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) offers educational research, publications and seminars in New Zealand. NZCER's current mission is to support educators through research, resources, and information. The web site contains information about: research programmes; advisory, library and information services; pedagogical and psychological test advisory [...]

Germany; France
The DFJW / OFAJ aims to promote the German-French cultural exchange for young people and students. Conducting this function, it supports young persons, institutions, associations, communes and other organizations on the route to a fruitful partnership. On its website, the Youth Office offers useful information, dossiers and cultural and lingual exchange opportunities including [...]

United States
The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education is the nation's premier organization dedicated to enhancing the field of adult learning. With members from 60 affiliates and 40 nations, the Association represents its members from secondary and post- secondary education, business and labor, military and government and from community-based organizations. AAACE [...]

Canada
TACT is a virtual community of support and communication for professional development. The acronym TACT stands for TéléApprentissage Communautaire et Transformatif (French), and for Technology for Advanced Collaborative Teaching (English). It stresses that successful integration of web-based facilities into the learning and, later, working environment implies extensive [...]

Canada
The Canadian School Boards Association is the national voice of the provincial associations of school boards and school trustees. CSBA comprises provincial school board associations representing school boards serving close to three million elementary and secondary school students. The CSBA homepage e.g. provides access to: documents (full texts), a newsletter (full texts), [...]

United States
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science and to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare". With an annual budget of about .9 billion (FY 2010), NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America\'s [...]

United Kingdom; Europe
"UKRO is a subscriber based organisation providing information & advice primarily to UK organisations on European Union funded opportunities for research & higher education". Access to detailed information is only available for subscribers.

United Kingdom; Scotland
Universities Scotland, formerly The Committee of Scottish Higher Education Principals (COSHEP), unites the Scottish higher education institutions and "exists to promote their good work, to argue for the public support needed to maintain and build on their achievements, and to develop policy on Scottish higher education issues".

Canada
The LDAC is a national, non-profit voluntary organization. It is dedicated to advance the education, employment, social development, legal rights and general well-being of people with learning disabilities. There is a Learning Disabilities Association in each province and territory of Canada and from these extends a network of chapters in more than 140 communities across the [...]

Canada
Universities Canada (formerly The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)) is considered to be the national voice for Canadian universities, representing many public and private not-for-profit universities and university degree-level colleges. As an organization its mission is to foster and promote the interests of higher education and university research. By [...]

Canada
The Canadian Association of University Teachers is the national voice of university academic staff in Canada. Established in 1951, CAUT is a federation of faculty associations/unions and represents members in every province by: promoting the interests of teachers, professional librarians and researchers in Canadian universities and university colleges, advancing the standards [...]

Mexico
OCE is a private organization of researchers, teachers, parents and other citizens who watch the development of Mexican national education and education policy and make critical propositions. The website offers discussion forums and publishes contributions of members about education policy matters.

United Kingdom
"The University and College Union has been formed by the amalgamation of the Association of University Teachers and NATFHE - The University & College Lecturers' Union. UCU is the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK."

United Kingdom
"UCET acts as a national forum for the discussion of matters relating to the education of teachers and to the study of education in the university sector and contributes to the formulation of policy in these fields. Its members are the universities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland involved in teacher education, and a number of colleges of higher education in the [...]

Ireland; Ireland
The National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) has been established unter the aegis of the Department of Education and Science. It focus on information and communications technologies ( ICTs) and education. It is responsible for the implementation of the government initiated project "Schools IT2000" which aims to integrate new technologies into schools. The website [...]

Australia
In most industries, employer groups operate to represent and advise their members on industrial matters which affect them. AHEIA represents universities and other higher education providers. It is registered as an employer association under the federal Workplace Relations Act 1996. The website provides information on the activities and services of the assosication.

Australia
The website of Australia's union for tertiary education staff offers information on the union itself, its campaigns and services for members, information about employment rights and current debates concerning higher education policy. It also provides access to full text versions of its journals and other publications.

Australia
AARE is an association of persons interested in fostering educational research in Australia. AARE facilitates contact between educational researchers and encourages and actively lobbies for development of all aspects of educational research. AARE assists members with educational research by conducting an Annual Conference, conducting Research Training Workshops, supporting [...]

France
The AFPA is the largest organization in the field of adult professional education in France and Europe. Its tasks are counselling, advice and information for employees and job seekers as well as for State and Territorial administrations and employers in the administration of human resources. The homepage has links to training programs, the various services for employers and [...]

France
The homepage of this apparently leftist student union presents links leading to guides for students, actions and political statements of UNEF, forums and and press publications, and also a list of www- links with job offers.

France
Colourful but not well arranged homepage of the greatest teacher union in secondary education. The links are leading to full texts with publications, statements and political positions of the union. A second sort of full texts is concerned with information and advices for teachers' practical work, e.g. texts of legal regulations or how to calculate one' s salary.

Lithuania
This website of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences provides information in English and Lithuanian language on the history and structure of this institution as well as on possibilities of contacts to the administration of the academy. Other links, only available in Lithuanian language, offer information on scientists, partners of co- operation, publications and scientific [...]

France
The ADEAF is the association for French German-language teachers in France. It promotes the dissemination of German language in France and works in close cooperation with the DFJW / OFAJ (Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk / Office franco-allemand pour la Jeunesse), the Goethe institutes and Austrian cultural institutions and the French-language teachers` association in [...]

Greece
English information about the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs are hardly provided. Content in Greek refers to the Ministry’s structure and organization like its four General Secretariats – of Research and Technology, Lifelong Learning, Youth and Religious Affairs. Furthermore it links to information about reforms and examination, a help desk and contact [...]

Belgium
The Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR) is, on behalf of the Flemish Universities, the responsible actor towards the Belgian Government when the Flemish university cooperation for development is concerned.

Switzerland
This link list of providers of various public and commercial providers of adult and further education in Switzerland which present their course programs.

Australia
IDP Education Australia Limited (IDP) is a global organisation with more than 70 locations with activities in 54 countries. It provides services and information for students who want to study in Australia, develops and manages a diverse range of technical assistance projects, tests English language proficiency, organizes exhibitions, seminars and conferences and provides [...]

France
With special reference to the region Ile de France this site offers comprehensive information about vocational training and continuing training opportunities. Additionally, there are full texts about various issues of vocational education: official texts, legal documents and studies, programmes for the introduction of adolescents into the labour market and a special site [...]

United Kingdom
"CVCP (The Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom) is now to be known as Universities UK, a new name that reflects its direction as the representative organisation of heads of universities in the UK and higher education colleges in Scotland and Wales". The site informs about higher education and higher education policy.

Spain
The Spanish Confederation of Teaching Centres was founded in 1977 and is an association which represents the major part of private education in Spain. This website provides information on educational opportunities offered by more than 5.000 institutions in the non-universitary sector, in particular related to issues of teaching.

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