Australian Alliance Of Associations In Education

The Australian Alliance of Associations in Education (AAAE) is an alliance of national professional teacher associations.


  • represents member national professional teacher associations, so that the voice of the teachers and educators they represent are heard by the appropriate statutory authorities and governments for the improvement of quality Australian educational policy and practice. There are currently 24 member associations with AAAE.
  • has the mission to explore possible consultative and collaborative structures beyond the current ‘adhoc’ status of relationships between teacher associations and education entities
  • considers that strategic and formalised partnerships between teacher associations and education entities are a compelling value-add proposition for governments to continue to improve the quality of student learning and teaching excellence in Australia.

Naturally teachers are the people best able to recognise and understand good teaching practice, but there needs to be a confidence in the profession’s ongoing and passionate involvement in this work. Bernard Holkner: ‘Standards for Teachers of ICTs: Recognising Professionalism’, Australian Educational Computing, Vol. 20 No. 2, Dec 2005

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One looks with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched their human feelings and offered them support. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the learner.Carl Jung