WCTE 2020

Second World Conference on Transformative Education (WCTE)

“The Future of Africa and the Role of Transformative Education”


University of Cape Coast
Cape Coast, Ghana


Second World Conference on Transformative Education (WCTE)

The planners for the 2020 WCTE regret that must postpone the conference until a later date du to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read the statement below for more information.

Current Situation

On behalf of the conveners of the World Conference on Transformative Education (WCTE), we have decided to postpone the conference from July 29-31, 2020 to July 2021, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The venue of the conference (University of Cape Coast, Ghana) remains unchanged. The theme of the conference for next year is likely going to be modified to reflect the new world reality. If your proposal was accepted for the 2020 conference, you will be allowed to present it as it’s in July 2021. You are also allowed to modify it to reflect the new theme that will be shared later this fall. All substantially modified proposals will be subject to another round of blind reviews.

GITE is also giving you the option to submit your conference paper to our peer-reviewed journal, Global Journal of Transformative Education (GJTE) for publication. https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/gjte

PRESENTERS – If your proposal was accepted for a presentation, we invite you complete the paper for your presentation, and submit the manuscript for a special issue of GJTE. Details on the process are listed in this downloadable (PDF) GJTE Special WCTE’20 Issue CFP.

VIDEO PRESENTATIONS – Presenters are also invited to record a video of your presentation – 20 min time limit – and upload it to a publicly-accessible website. Then submit the URL to GJTE as part of a “Video Journal” we hope to publish. The CFP includes a page about that. Download the file (PDF) here GJTE Special WCTE’20 Issue CFP.

Our Facebook page is Global Institute for Transformative Education – GITE. Visit the page and click on Like to follow us. If you have a question related to the conference email us at. Please do not click on “Reply all.”

Please keep in touch and stay safe!



Conference registration information is subject to change in the next year. Watch for updates when the plans for the conference are revised based on developments in the pandemic response.


  • International faculty/K-12educators/researchers (out of the African continent) $230 (early-birdregistration $200)
  • African faculty/researchers/policymakers $100 (early-bird registration $80)
  • African Teacher education faculty $35 (higher education faculty not included)-early-bird registration $30)
  • African Students and k-12 teachers $12 (early-bird registration $10)
  • Non-African students $60 (early-bird registration $50)

Early Bird registration opens on February 15, 2020 and ends on March 25, 2020. A link for registration will appear here near these dates.

The following modes of registration payment will be accepted:

  1. Conference website (www.gite.education)
  2. Western union
  3. Credit card
  4. Moneygram
  5. University of Cape Coast, Ghana (details will follow soon)


Ghana does not require visas for residents of Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, Eswatini (Swaziland), Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Mauritius, or Equatorial Guinea.

Visas are available on arrival for citizens of the rest of the African Union, (except Morocco).

For all other participants (non-African countries), you can use the following link for online visa applications:


The nearest airport to the conference is Kotoka International Airport
(ACC, or DGAA in ICAO code) in Accra.
For more information about the airport, click here!


UCC will arrange ground transportation from Kotoka International Airport to Cape Coast (conference hotels and university). It takes approx. 3 hours to drive from Kotoka airport to Cape Coast.


Watch this site for a list of hotels with locations, costs and contact information coming SOON!


UCC will assist in planning a shuttle schedule from hotels to the university. Watch this page for more details about these arrangments to come.


The local planning committee will soon post details about a safari trip for interest participants. Costs are not included in conference fees, and the exact dates and fees will be posted soon.


For more information about the conveners, view the Meet the Convener’s page.

Michael T. Ndemanu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Ball State University, Indiana, USA

Daniel Baron, Ph.D. (ABD)
Founder of Bloomington Project School, Indiana, USA

Ernest Kofi Davis, Ph.D.
Provost, College of Education Studies
University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Isaac Galyuon, Ph.D.
Professor of Plant Physiology & Molecular Biology
Provost, College of Distance Education
University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Dora F. Edu-Buandoh Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor of English
Pro Vice Chancellor
University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Serafin M. Coronel-Molina, Ph.D.
Indiana University Bicentennial Professor
Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
Indiana University, USA

Winnie Mucherah, Ph.D.
Professor of Developmental Psychology
Ball State University Indiana, USA

Tom J. McConnell, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Science Education,
Ball State University Indiana, USA

Judah Ndiku, Ph.D.

Executive Dean, School of Education
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
Kakamega, Kenya

Venicia McGhie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education and Literacy
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa

Theresia Nkuo-Akenji, Ph.D.
Professor of Parasitology/Immunology
University of Bamenda, Bamenda, Cameroon

View the Appendix to the CFP for a description of Transformative Education.