World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

August 28, 2009

WCCI 2009 Election Results

n announcement of the candidates for the open executive and board positions was made at the recently held world conference of the WCCI in Antalya, Turkey. Following this, a world-wide mail-out of ballots was sent to the members of the WCCI-International. In keeping with the Constitution of the WCCI, a duly appointed sub-committee tabulated the results in the period just after Christmas and the New Year. It is the pleasure of the Nomination Committee members (Peter Heffernan, Araceli Resus and Carole Caparros) to announce the results.

Our newly elected officers are Vincent Shieh of Taiwan (president), Clay Starlin of the U.S.A. (vice-president), and Benedicta Agusiobo of Nigeria, Judith Johnson of Japan and Janet Geetha Vitus of India (board members). Congratulations to each of these worthy individuals and thanks also to Roger Wiemers of the U.S.A. for having allowed his name to be put forward.

Profile of the Elected WCCI International Officers:

President, Vincent Shieh, Taiwan

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Kaohsiung Medical Center University, (1990-2000) Founder and Director, Center for Research and Gender, Kaohsiung Medical University, (1992-2000) Founder, Head and Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Gender Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University (2000-Present)

Vice President, Clay Starlin, USA

Adjunct Professor of education at Worcester State College in Worcester, MA. USA. Also senior consultant with the International Educational Systems Project (IESP). The IESP is focused on grass roots community development work designed to nurture and empower communities.

Executive Board Members

Benedicta Agusiobo, Nigeria

Senior Programme officer for Education in the ENHANSE/USAID Nigeria bilateral programme between Nigerian government and the United States Government. She take the lead in all aspects of the of the education component of the ENHANSE programme activities and provide technical assistance in Basic Education, Teacher Education, School Health including HIV/AIDS Education in the workplace etc to identify governmental, Non governmental, Civil Society, Community Based organisations and private sector agencies in the design, development, implementation and monitoring of activities including training, strategic planning, policy dialogue, awareness raising, research and advocacy.

Judith Johnson, Japan/USA

Associate Professor at Yamaguchi University, Japan and an Adjunct Professor at Southwest China University, P.R.C. She teaches technical and academic English, inter-cultural communication, linguistics, global education and ethics courses. She has assisted in the development of morally-based curricula and conducted teacher education programs in Asia, North and Central America and Europe. Dr. Johnson is the Director of Curriculum of International Educational Initiatives and the author of books for EFL, teacher training, and K-12 education.

Janet Geetha Vitus, India

She teaches the students of Post-graduation in Education as well as guide research projects. She is also involved with projects related to disabilities in education at the University Center for Learning Disabilities in the department of education. She has been active in associations for research in education and has made academic presentations.