The KFTA is a democratic organization of teachers composed of local associations, functional organizations, and affiliated organizations.
Local teacher associations : 16 metropolitan and provincial federations of teacher associations
Functional organizations : Elementary and Secondary school teacher associations, Elementary and Secondary school principals and vice-principals associations, and college professor associations
Affiliated organizations : 27 affiliated organizations by school level, status, founder, gender, and subject.
Metropolitan and provincial federations of teachers' associations contain 190 city, county, and district teacher associations. In turn city, county, and district teacher associations represent 11,000 school branches in Korea. The school branch is the basic unit of the KFTA structure for democratic school management.
Board of Representatives
The highest legislative body
Composition : Representatives from each metropolitan and provincial federation of teacher association (1 representative per 600 members of each local teacher association considering status, school level, gender, and age), representatives from affiliated organizations
Term : 3 years
Function : Election of executive members, amendment of KFTA Articles, settlement of budget, and approval of programs
Plenary session in November and special session in April.
Board of Directors
Composition : Ex officio directors (including president, 5 vice-presidents, 16 presidents of metropolitan and provincial federations of teachers' associations, presidents of functional organizations), elected directors from board of representatives, 3 auditors
Term : 3 years
Function : Plan of programs and budget, deliberation of tasks from board of representatives
Elected by direct vote of the KFTA members to a 3-year term (one time reelection possible).
Vice Presidents :
2 from a kindergarten or elementary schools, 2 from a secondary school, 1 from a tertiary school. (Among vice-presidents, female vice-presidents and regular teachers (not administrator such as a principal) should be more than 1 respectively)Candidates for vice-president should be running-mates of candidate for president and the chief vice-president is appointed by the president.
3 auditors (one from an elementary, secondary, and tertiary school) are appointed by the board of representatives. Responsible for inspection of the finances, board of directors, and secretariat (2-year term - one time reelection possible).
The KFTA has 11 permanent committees composed of expertsand teachers to accept professional advice on KFTA programs. The KFTA has several special committees such as an International Cooperation Committee and South - North Korea Education Exchange Committee to deal with special programs as well.
Permanent Advisory Committees
Educational Policy Committee
Curriculum Study Committee
Solidarity Reinforcement Committee
Youth Welfare and Culture Committee
Infant Education Committee
Health Education CommitteeEducational
Educational Authority Committee
Educational Informationization Committee
Women Teachers Committee
International Cooperation Committee
South-North Korea Education Exchange Committee
27 affiliated organizations by school level, status, founder, gender, and subject.
Affiliated Organization by Subject
The Korean Association for Special Education
The Korean Association of Women Administrators in Primary Education
The Korean Society of Educational Broadcasting
The Korean Society of School Libraries
The Korea Society of Mathematical Education
The Society for School Health Education
The Korea Secondary English Teachers Association
The Korean Society of Primary Physical Education
The Korean Music Education Society
The Research Institute of Korean Language Education
The Korean Association of Educational Administration
The Korean Social Studies Association
The Korean Moral Ethic Education Association
The Korean Tax and Accounting Education Association
The Korean Home Economics Education Association
The Korean Research Association for the Business Education
The Korean Association for Cooperative System
Affiliated Organizations by School Level, Status, Gender and Founder
The Korean Council of Elementary School Principals
The Korean Council of Secondary School Principals
The Korean Association of Public High School Principals
The Korean Association of Secondary Women Principals
The Korean Association of Technical High School Principals
The Korean Association of Public Kindergarten Teachers
The Korean Council of Primary School Women Principals