World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

March 23, 2010

WCCI 14th World Conference Featured Speakers

Featuring Distinguished Speakers at the WCCI 14th World Conference in Hungary

WCCI is proud to present well known speakers in their respective field as Keynote Speakers at the WCCI 40th Year Celebration at the University of Pecs, Pécs, Hungary, 2010 European Capital of Culture.

BettyReardon Betty A. Reardon, Ph. D. Columbia University, New York. She is the Founding Director Emeritus of the International Institute on Peace Education, an annual intensive residential experience in peace education. Since 1982 the IIPE has been held at universities and peace education centers in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Central America. For this work she received a special Honorable Mention Award from UNESCO in 2001.

Betty A. Reardon is the Founding Director Emeritus of the International Institute on Peace Education, an annual intensive residential experience in peace education. Since 1982 the IIPE has been held at universities and peace education centers in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Central America. For this work she received a special Honorable Mention Award from UNESCO in 2001. Among her other initiatives in the international peace education movement, she initiated and served as the first Academic Coordinator of the Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education. Having taught as a visiting professor at a number of universities in the U.S. and abroad, she has 46 years of experience in international peace education and 33 years in the international movement for the human rights of women. She has served as a consultant to several UN agencies and national and international education organizations. Her widely published work in the theory and development of peace and human rights education, and in gender and peace issues, recognized in the awarding of the 2008 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Peace Studies from the Peace and Justice Studies Association, is archived in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections at the University of Toledo Libraries. She is the recipient of the 2009 Sean McBride Peace Prize awarded by the International Peace Bureau, the oldest of the many nongovernmental peace organizations, founded in 1891, awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 2010.

Negotiating Definitions and Manifestations of Values for a Culturally Diverse Global Civil Society

JohnRavenJohn Raven (www.johnraven.co.uk) is a psychologist who has specialised in the study of values, attitudes, and institutional structures associated with the development of different kinds of society (including economic and social development). This work has included extensive studies of the nature, development, and assessment of competence – and the, often surprising, reasons why the so-called educational system fails to nurture the diverse competencies that people have the potential to develop and are required in workplaces and society. He describes his work as “a continuous adventure into the unknown and encounter with the unexpected”. He has published more than 20 books and 200 journal articles taking him further and further into previously uncharted areas.

John Raven has, for 35 years, been involved in policy evaluation and the development of the tools and arrangements required to run society effectively. Much of his work has been in the educational area, the evaluation of socio-economic policy, and the evaluation and improvement of the politico-bureaucratic structures and arrangements required to give teeth to information. Dr. Raven has been a consultant to the World Bank and the governments of England and Wales, the Republic of Ireland,Scotland, Pakistan, and China. In addition to his work in these countries, he has,
with colleagues, conducted research in the USA, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, Malaysia,
France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary

ABC to Democracy, Entrepreneurship and Freedom in Education