National Organization

As stated in the National Council of Teachers of English website:

"Mission Statement--
The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and
the language arts at all levels of education. This mission statement was adopted  in 1990:

'The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.'

NCTE's 2020 Vision--

NCTE will have transformed the public understanding of the connection between teacher knowledge and student learning.  To accomplish this, NCTE will develop a system that provides rich opportunities for career-long teacher learning and that documents the growth of both literacy teachers and their students. Teachers who choose to participate in this system will be celebrated for their achievements by community leaders and the media. Policymakers also will rely upon these teachers for their expertise in literacy teaching and learning."

For more information about the national organization, go to http://www.ncte.org/