Subject associations are an important source of professional learning for teachers. Run by teachers for teachers, subject associations maintain useful resources, run annual or bi-annual conferences, produce newsletters and journals, operate discussion forums and conduct other activities relevant to their profession.
In 2016 the Georgian Coalition for Education for All (GCEFA) conducted a situation analysis of subject associations and concluded that even though some of them have good, strong human capital, in almost all the cases, they lack financial resources, recruitment strategies and fundraising skills.
Capacity building of these organizations is of utmost importance for the development of the general education system in Georgia. Sufficient resource is needed to strengthen and develop subject associations to an appropriate degree so that they are able to function effectively on their own.