16th World Conference on Education Being Held in San Diego in August
The The World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) at Alliant International University is holding the 16th World Conference on Education in San Diego, CA, August 17-24, 2014 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. The theme of this biennial conference is “Integrating Education for a Lasting Culture of Peace and Care of Planet Earth”.
About WCCI and the World Conference on Education
The World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) is a transnational educational organization committed to advancing the achievement of a just and peaceful world community through collaboration in curriculum and instruction projects; dialogs 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. It is a non-governmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations in consultative status with UNESCO and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). WCCI has organized the triennial World Conferences since 1974 until the world conference held in 2006 when the decision was made to change to a biennial schedule.
On the suggestion of one if its founders, the California location for the 16th World Conference was chosen. WCCI originated in 1970 in the state of California and the Secretariat is located in San Diego. Furthermore, in relation to the theme of the conference, California is one of the leading states in many movements directed and/or related to the culture of peace and the care of planet Earth. It is always on the forefront of progressive ideas.