A National Coordinator, NC, is suggested by his/her country fellows or by the ESP and is appointed/accepted by the ESP board. For the names of the national coordinators, see under “ESP countries”.
A National Coordinator is a person who:
- Is in close contact with the ESP-board.
- Spreads information from the ESP-board and the National Ministry of Education to his/her country fellow teachers
- Participate in the ESP-events
- Is a sounding board to the ESP-board
- Sets up the country homepage on the ESP website and maintain it regularly.
- Benefits for the National Coordinator
Ad 1: Is in close contact with the ESP-board
The National Coordinator has a direct contact to an ESP-board member who will help the NC in all questions.
The NC is supposed to be seeking out for information from the ESP-board.
Ad2: Spreads information from the ESP-board to his/her country fellows
The National Coordinator must inform her/his country fellows about news from the ESP-board and from the National Ministry of Education. A contact person here is advicable.
The NC must make a mailing list with persons from the country through which information can be sent.
The NC must look out for and encourage country teachers of all kind of educational institutions to become members of the ESP.
Ad 3: Participate in the ESP-events
The NC is supposed to participate in every ESP-event possible and helps the ESP-board to carry out the event.
The NC must participate in the meetings for the NCs during the events.
The NC must gather their country fellow teachers one time during the event so participants get to know their NC directly and establish contact.
Ad 4: Is a sounding board to the ESP-board
The NC is supposed to keep the ESP board informed about new educational attempts in their countries
The NCs are supposed to advice the ESP board with innovative measures and help developing the association.
Ad 5: Sets up the country homepage on the ESP website and maintain it regularly
The NC is supposed to set up the country home page from a form worked out by the ESP board.
The NC is supposed to maintain the country home page regularly.
Ad 6: Benefits for being a National Coordinator for the ESP
The National Coordinator will be provided with a business card, which he/she can use freely to establish contacts round the world.
The National Coordinators are partly paid for their participation in the ESP events
all depending on the number of participants.
The National Coordinator is supposed to have a direct contact person in their countries’ Ministry of Education.
The NC will have access to teach the ESP materials of ‘The Image of the Other’ at educational institutions.
The NC is allowed to give courses/seminars arranged and supported by the ESP.