About Us



Founded in Asilomar, California, USA in 1969 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.



WCCI seeks to:

  • - facilitate cross-cultural and transnational collaboration to enhance educational policies, research, curricula and pedagogies relevant to the building of a peaceful, just, and sustainable world;

  • - promote sharing among educators in all levels and contexts of holistic strategies to promote peace, social and economic justice, human rights, intercultural and international understanding, and sustainable futures;

  • - advocate for educational programs and initiatives that can help fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular;

SDG4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all and

Target SDG4.7: by 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture's contribution to sustainable development.


  • - Biennal World Conferences to share ideas, experiences, and best practices in curriculum development and pedagogies and research findings;
  • - conferences, seminars, forums, workshops and research projects organized by national chapters, groups, and individual members;
  • - peer-reviewed online International Journal of Curriculum & Instruction;
  • - WCCI Small Grants initiative to fund curriculum development or organizational research projects;
  • - collaboration with other educational and social organizations, institutions, agencies and NGOs/ CSOs around the world in project or programs;
  • - contributions to campaigns and initiatives in solidarity with UN agencies.


WCCI members have also organized National Chapters, including the Philippines, India, Hungary, Nigeria, Turkey and USA. In forthcoming years, initiatives will be launched to form new Chapters or to revive Chapters.

Student groups or networks have also been established to encourage youth, especially student teachers and newly graduated teacher professionals to participate actively in WCCI.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Thematic Areas of Cooperation

WCCI members are encouraged to join Special Interest Groups (SIGs) or link with each other in various thematic areas of cooperation, which over the decades included:

  • - Peace Education
  • - Human Rights Education
  • - Global Citizenship Education (GCED)
  • - Education for Gender Equality
  • - Teacher Education
  • - Early Childhood Education
  • - Values Education
  • - Media and Information Technology Education
  • - Intercultural and Multicultural Education
  • - Interfaith Dialogue and Education
  • - Education for community development and partnerships
  • - Humanistic Education
  • - Education for social and economic justice
  • - Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Futures
  • - Disabilities Education
  • - Health Education

At each International Conference, the program will include a segment for members to participate in several selected Special Interest Groups which may combine two or more of the above interest areas or thematic area of cooperation.

Members are also encouraged to explore and initiate new Special Interest Groups or thematic areas of cooperation in their local, national, regional and international WCCI activities and programs.


"Towards a Sustainable WCCI-ASEAN Cooperation in Curriculum and Instruction"
Novotel, Araneta Center, Quezon City
August 17-19, 2017
"Finding Common Ground for Inclusive Education, Good Governance and Climate Justice"
Bayview Park Hotel, Roxas Blvd Manila
February 18-20,2016

"ASEAN Integration: Opportunities for Peace and Global Education"
Bayview Park Hotel, Roxas Blvd Manila
February 5-7, 2015
"30th National Convention Educating for Peace and Harmony for Ourselves and the Earth"
GSIS Hall, Pasay City
November 15-16, 2013

(FROM 1974 - 2018)

"Role of Education for Global Citizenship in Promoting Social, Economic and Environmental Justice"
Hotel Villa Maria Regina Rome, Italy
July 14, 2018 - July 20, 2018
"Educating for Democratic Governance and Global Citizenship"
Danublus Hotel Flamenco, Conference Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
July 10, 2016 - July 15, 2016

"Integrating Education for a Lasting Culture of Peace and Care of Planet Earth"
Town & Country Resort & Conventional Center San Diego, California, USA
Aug 17, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
"Educating Peace and Harmony with the Earth and Ourselves"
Garden Villa Hotel Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Dec 28, 2012 - Jan 03, 2013

(FROM 1974 - 2010)

University of Pecs
Pecs, Hungary
July 10, 2010 - July 17, 2010
Maritim Pine Beach Resort Hotel
Antalya, Turkey
Sep 02, 2008 - Sep 07, 2008

Manila Hotel
Manila, Philippines
Aug 6, 2006 - Aug 12, 2006
Novotel Northbeach Hotel
Wollongong, Australia
Jul 05, 2004 - Jul 09, 2004

Facultad de Ecucatcion
Universidad Nacional de Educacion
Madrid, Spain
Sep 1, 2001 - Sep 14, 2001
The Imperial Queens Park Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand
Jul 13, 1998 - Jul 17, 1998

BBK DAV College for Women Amritsar,
Guru Nanak Development University
Armritsar, Punjab, India
Dec 29, 1995 - Jan 04, 1996
Mena House Oberal, Egypt
Jul 25, 1992 - Aug 02, 1992

Leeuwenhurst Congress Center
Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
Aug 05, 1989 - Aug 13, 1989
Hiroshima Jogakuin
Hiroshima, Japan
Jul 25, 1986 - Aug 07, 1986

University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jul 26, 1983 - Aug 07, 1983
The Development of Philippines
Tagaytay, Cavit Philippines
Dec 28, 1980 - Jan 04, 1981

Hotel Tarabya
Istanbul, Turkey
Aug 14, 1977 - Aug 24, 1977
University of Keele
Staffordshire, England
Sep 01, 1974 - Sep 30, 1974