World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

July 10, 2016

WCCI 17th World Conference on Education

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Conference Rationale

The WCCI is a transnational educational organization committed to advancing the achievement of a just and peaceful world community through collaboration curriculum and instruction projects: dialogues on educational and social issues of a global nature; the exchange of ideas, concerns and solutions to problems and person-to-person contacts and professional relationships. WCCI is a transnational non-governmental organization (NGO) in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and UNESCO.

Conference Theme

“Educating for Democratic Governance and Global Citizenship”

The World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) is organizing the 17th World Conference in Education around the theme of “Educating for Democratic Governance and Global Citizenship.” The purpose of this conference is to inspire and engage educators throughout the world in an exploration of Global Education focusing on the understanding of the working mechanisms of the world from global, holistic, multidisciplinary point of view: the economic social and environmental processes, connections, causes and effects of humankind. Educating for Democratic Governance and Global Citizenship means that education could produce new types of world citizens who are equally sensitive for the challenges of humanity and Planet Earth, who understand the democratic values and also have competencies, knowledge and skills that enable them to make responsible decisions in their individual and public actions. Educating for democratic governance and global citizenship at every stage of life could be one potential answer for these challenges. What are the enabling attributes of these three concepts? Such scholarly discussions are foundational to bringing about the dynamic educational transformation needed for creating a more peaceful 21st century global society.


The sub-topics of the conference theme and areas of discussions listed are suggestive, not conclusive. Additional ideas may be added as long as they relate to the theme of the conference.

Pedagogy. Instructions, programs, projects and/or curricula as they relate to your specialized area and the conference theme.

Theory. Theories of historical perspectives as they relate to your specialized areas and the conference theme.

Research. Completed research papers in your specialized area and as it related to the conference theme. The research paper should include objectives, methodology, analysis of the findings and recommendations.

Special Reports on grants and special publications (modules, etc.) successful and effective instructional techniques and community outreach activities that are related to your special interests and to the conference theme.

All of the above should give special attention to non-violence and conflict free societies which are the focus of the mission of WCCI as it connects world conferences to the UN theme of the Culture of Peace and other initiatives.

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  • Global Education and Economic Development
  • Human Rights
  • Global Health Treat
  • Gender Equality
  • Peace Building
  • Inclusive Equitable Quality Education
  • Intercultural Understanding and cultural diversity

Democratic Governance

  • Global Development
  • Social Justice
  • Social Development
  • Women Empowerment of Women and Girls
  • Entrepreneurship

Global Citizenship

  • Environmental Challenges
  • Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Hunger
  • Global Development and Sustainability
  • Civic Engagement
  • Climate and Disaster Resilience
  • Protection of Planet Earth


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