February 2019
Connecting People and Ideas to Close the Teacher Gap!

President's Piece

James O'Meara - ICET President

As we enter February, I continue to be both pleased and excited about the progress of the ‘communicate and connect for change' campaign. Just in case you missed it, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. I would encourage all members to consider how you might plan to celebrate this day in 2020. In the meantime, you may wish to begin plans for celebrating World Teacher Day. Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. 




Michelle Martinez - ICET Secretary

Good afternoon, 
My name is Michelle Martinez, I am a student at Texas A&M International University with this year being my 3rd year enrolled here. My major is psychology with a minor in communication. A couple of months ago I was given the opportunity to work at the College of Education in the Dean's Office where I have been working alongside some wonderful people, one of them being Dr. James O'Meara who has now given me the privilege to work alongside him on the ICET Newsletter. 

Meet the Chair Elect

Dr. Carol Hordatt Gentles

Dr. Carol Hordatt Gentles
Lecturer in Education
School of Education
UWI. Mona.


Leading Change in Teacher Education: Lessons from Countries and Education Leaders around the Globe (Teacher Quality and School Development)

Thuwayba Al Barwani, Maria Assunção Flores, David Imig

The international attempt to expand schooling despite dealing with an insufficient number of trained teachers has placed significant pressure on teacher education.


Target 4c – What is at Stake for Monitoring Progress on Teachers?

Maha Mohammad Al Zaidi

4.c By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States.

Web:www.icet4u.org - February 2019