About

Vision

The aim of the LIFE is to serve as an interaction, cooperation and solidarity network among educational leaders and educators.

Mission

Due to the increase of challenges facing educational leaders in general and international school leaders in particular, LIFE brings together educational leaders all over the world to exchange experiences and cooperate to find solutions that suit societies, taking into account the special conditions of each country, cultural diversity and the need to focus on sustainability. 

Objectives

The mission of LIfE is the unity of principles below:

  1. Understanding challenges and exploring innovative solutions.
  2. Networking to exchange experiences and knowledge.
  3. Publishing research and handbooks.
  4. Preparing standards and guidelines for educators and institutions.
  5. Training and developing individuals and institutions.
  6. Supporting educational institutions via customized solutions.

Values

  • Sharing
  • Solidarity
  • Cooperation

Strategies

  • Joint projects
  • Peer learning

Structure

  • Steering Committee
  • Secretariat
  • Executive Units, Teams, Experts      
  • Country Representatives
  • Members
  • Supporters & Sponsors
  • Observers & Followers

Rationale

The transformation of the nation-state; the change in the meaning and function of national borders, the increase in international mobility, forced migration, and multinational structures, the effect of social, economic, political; and even individual problems on, and being influenced by others are processes that have direct and deep reflections in education.

It has been one of the priorities of educators and educational institutions to be able to understand and analyze the problems, threats and transformation areas faced by education as an individual need. It is a social phenomenon and a system from a transnational perspective and to develop the necessary policies and strategies.

In addition, living together in peace depends on understanding what is happening outside the borders of our country and on mutual solidarity, sharing and cooperation.

Creative, innovative solutions to problems and challenges in education in different countries and regions can be instructive and supportive in terms of institutional development and effectiveness.

The educational understanding and organization of the modern industrial society are affected by deep social changes.

There is a need to understand how and in what direction these effects will transform education and educational institutions, to produce common, flexible and sustainable solutions in line with this understanding.

The COVID pandemic has not only increased awareness of the problems of transnationalism but also revealed the need for transformation and repositioning in education in terms of content and method.

Shared wisdom, solidarity and cooperation can increase potential energy and motivation in challenges that an individual, institution or country cannot overcome on its own.