| The KFTA announced its new principles at the 87th regular meeting of representatives on November 23. The 60th anniversary reception followed soon after.
The principles of the KFTA was created in 1959 and first revised in 1989. Marking the 60th anniversary, the KFTA's advocacy platform has changed from professionalism to professional communalism. The new principles represent the KFTA's commitments to realizing the essence of education, ensuring professionalism and independence, advocating and securing the rights of teachers, leading educational movement in harmony with other educational subjects.
1. We place the highest priority on the holistic growth of students.
1. We seek a diverse and high quality school education.
1. We enhance professional development and create a high quality teaching environment.
1. We establish teachers’ authority with increased social and economic status that is accomplished through a unified effort.
1. We actively participate in the decision making process as a leader to create better educational policies.
1. We respect different opinions on education and seek cooperation.
1. We promote international understanding and achieve global peace.