World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

Call for Paper

Vision of WCCI: Founded in Asilomar, California, USA in 1970 at a conference of educators who shared a common vision of promoting international understanding, the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) is a transnational educational organization committed to advancing the achievement of a just, peaceful and sustainable world community. WCCI has been accredited as an NGO holding special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

Conference Theme: “Educating the Global Citizen for the Future: Today”

Humanity and planet Earth are increasingly facing many serious social, economic, political, cultural and environmental challenges threatening our very survival. Overcoming such challenges need citizens who are mindful of our interdependencies and interconnectedness in belonging to a common humanity and who are active both locally and globally to create a better world and futures based on social justice, human rights, democracy, inclusion, non-discrimination, diversity and sustainability. Recognizing the indispensable role of educators in raising critical understanding of diverse local and global conflicts and problems and empowering all learners to transform cultures of violence, injustices and unsustainability towards a holistic culture of peace, WCCI is hosting its 19th World Conference on Education to facilitate the sharing of curriculum, pedagogical and broader educational visions, ideas, policies and strategies that help nurture national and global citizens committed to the building of a peaceful, just and sustainable global order.

Submissions of proposals for papers, symposia, workshops and poster presentations are invited in various thematic areas and fields of interests in transformative education relevant to the conference theme including:

  • Global Citizenship Education (GCED)
  • Disarmament Education
  • Peace Education
  • Education for Gender Equality
  • Intercultural and Multicultural education
  • Indigenous Education
  • Development Education
  • Indigenous Education
  • Education for Inner Peace
  • Health Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Higher Education
  • Education for community development
  • Technical & Vocational Education & Training
  • Global Education
  • Education for Non-Violence
  • Human Rights Education
  • Values Education
  • Interfaith & Intrafaith Dialogue and Education
  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) & Futures
  • Education for Social and Economic Justice
  • Humanistic Education
  • Mindfulness Education
  • Education for trauma healing
  • Basic education
  • Media and Information Technology Education
  • Non-formal Education
  • Emergencies Education
 

For further information, contact WCCI Secretariat at wcci@alliant.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS, PANELS, POSTER PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

Proposals for presentation in the Conference program should be submitted under one of the following categories:

(A) Paper
(B) Symposium [ comprising 3 or 4 inter-related papers focusing on a common or shared topic]
(C) Workshop
(D) Poster

(A) Paper: The author or co-authors will present a report on a completed research project on or a critical analysis of a problem or issues relevant to the Conference theme and one or more thematic fields related to Global Citizenship Education (GCED). Apart from studies or analyses of curriculum and pedagogy, papers focusing on educational policies and strategies at all levels (early childhood, basic, higher) and contexts (formal, nonformal, community) are also welcome. Each paper presentation will be allotted 20 minutes. Based on their focus, perspective or context, three papers will be grouped into a thematic session. Time will be provided for a Q & A and discussion among presenters and delegates after the presentations. Each session room will be provided with a data projector. The proposal should not exceed 200 words. Please provide also an abstract of 50 words maximum.

[Note: if a paper proposal is not accepted by the review committee, an author or co-authors may be considered for a poster presentation]

(B) Symposium: Focusing on a shared theme or topic, a symposium comprises 3 or 4 authors who are allotted 15 minutes each to present on selected dimensions or components of the topic. The presentations are followed by a Q & A discussion among presenters and delegates. A symposium is submitted as ONE proposal and the titles and authors of the 3 presentations should be listed. Apart from studies or analyses of curriculum and pedagogy, a symposium focusing on educational policies and strategies at all levels (early childhood, basic, higher) and contexts (formal, nonformal, community) are also welcome. The symposium proposal should not exceed 200 words. Please provide also an abstract of 50 words maximum. [Note: if a symposium proposal is not accepted by the review committee, the co-authors may be considered for a poster presentation]

(C) Poster: In this category, each author or co-authors will present the findings or preliminary findings of a research study or a curriculum development project or the components of a teaching and learning activity on a theme or topic relevant to the Conference theme and interrelated fields of transformative education. The designated session(s) for poster presentations will enable a number of authors to exhibit their posters (max size 4 by 3 ft) and discuss their work with small groups of other delegates. No power source or data projectors will be available for digital or computer displays. Presenters can bring along their own handouts or copies of written material.

(D) Workshop: In a workshop session (90 mins), the presenter(s) will engage participating delegates in one or more creative and participatory activities which enhance critical curriculum and pedagogical understanding of selected themes or issues relevant to global citizenship education and/or various interrelated fields of transformative education. The workshop will also provide participants with relevant conceptual and theoretical perspectives on the selected themes or issues.

The Conference Program will also include a Special Session for student teachers and youth to share visions, ideas, experiences, stories and strategies to enhance their role in promoting global citizenship education.

DEADLINES FOR PROPOSALS AND REGISTRATION

(1) Proposals of 200 words or less and abstracts (max 50 words) should be submitted ONLINE on or before October 1, 2019. Earlier submissions are encouraged [Please use the Presentation Proposal Form found in the last page of this brochure. Click on “Submit” after completion).

(2) Acceptance letters of proposals will be e-mailed by November 15, 2019 or earlier for proposals submitted by or before September 1, 2019. All proposals will be peer reviewed. [Please note that if proposals for papers or symposia are not accepted, author(s) may also be considered for the inclusion of their papers or symposia through a poster presentation]

(3) All accepted presenters (author or co-authors) must register for the conference by the Early Bird registration deadline (Feb 1, 2020) to ensure inclusion of her/his/their presentation in the Program.

(4) A maximum of two proposals may be submitted for review. However, only ONE will be accepted for presentation and the author(s) must make a commitment to present it in person. Should the author(s) fail to show up, her/his paper will not be published in the Conference Proceedings. Presenters at the conference must pay the registration fee by no later than the Standard Registration deadline (see below) in order for his/her name to be printed in the Conference Program.

(5) Selected papers will be peer reviewed for possible inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.

Proposals for Paper/Symposia/Poster/Workshop Presentations should be sent to Marites Guingona-Africa, Chairperson, WCCI 2020 Conference Program at wcci@alliant.edu

REGISTRATION FEES

Early Bird Registration (deadline Feb 1, 2020) Member Non-Member
Regular member US $450.00 US $500.00
Student US $325.00 US $350.00
Guest US $400.00 US $400.00
Standard Registration (deadline: April 1, 2020) Member Non-Member
Regular member US $500.00 US $550.00
Student US $375.00 US $400.00
Guest US $450.00 US $450.00

Registration fee includes: Full conference attendance; all lunches and coffee/tea breaks; Welcome Reception and International Banquet and conference materials.

Accommodation at Conference Venue (Holiday Inn, Harbor Drive, San Diego, California, USA)
Room Rate: US $199.00 per night + tax [ 2 double beds can be shared to maximum of 4 persons ]

The Conference Program also includes one free day to enable delegates to engage in personal tours or other activities of social, cultural, historical and recreational interest.

Presentation Proposal Form

We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

Marites Guingona-Africa, Chairperson, WCCI 2020 Conference Program & Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Toh Swee-Hin (S.H.Toh), President, WCCI & Laureate, UNESCO Prize for Peace Education (2000)
Jerold Miller, WCCI 2020 Conference Director & Vice-President, WCCI, Alliant International University, USA
Estela C. Matriano, Executive Director, WCCI Secretariat
Carole I. Caparros, Executive Assistant, WCCI Secretariat

WCCI Secretariat, California School of Education, Alliant International University, San Diego, Ca 92131, USA

E-mail: wcci@alliant.edu