The founder of ITA
Frank Krøyer, retired senior teacher in Skive, has died, 73 years, July
He was graduated from Skive college in 1959 and was for many years
employed by Dalgas School in Skive. He managed to link his teaching
profession with an extensive international involvement.
Frank was in the
1980s strongly committed to the 'No to Nuclear Weapons "and worked
diligently to make contact with like-minded on the other side of the
Iron Curtain. It was not always well received by the authorities there,
but it made contacts that could be built upon even after the Soviet
collapse. It became the 'International Teacher Association', which he
founded and for many years was the driving force in.
organized trips for teachers and educators to a number of former Soviet
republics from a belief that teachers have a special responsibility for
the peace and a special opportunity to understand each other across all
borders and cultures. On these trips it was a prerequisite that the
participants could stay private and thus gains an insight into daily
life in the country you visited.
At Frank's travels you came to places
and saw things which you would never have seen as a tourist. Frank
believed in the contact between humans and with his humor and his
commitment, he created an understanding and a sympathy that could
survive the cold war and is an inspiration to carry his work forward.
Troels Toftkær ITA Denmark