WCTE 2020


Second World Conference on Transformative Education (WCTE)

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

July 29-31, 2020
University of Cape Coast
Cape Coast, Ghana

 

Second World Conference on Transformative Education (WCTE)

Do you believe high quality education is the pathway to socio-economic and political transformation of Africa? If your response to this question is yes, join us in Cape Coast, Ghana for a World Conference on Transformative Education, in order to chart new avenues for Africa’s enduring development through education.

Current Situation

Most of the current education systems are far removed from the socioeconomic and political realities of Africa. They are the legacies of European colonial rules that are antiquated, even in Europe, and can neither effectively solve current African problems nor help speed up its socioeconomic growth and ensure its political stability. There is, therefore, a need to move away from educating children just for basic literacy and numeracy skills to providing them world-class education for interconnected competitive global economies. Such a move will require a quasi-volte-face shift in how we rethink school curriculum, pedagogy, leadership, and research.

Invitation to Participate!

The Conference Conveners have received a diverse set of presentation proposals, and are now reviewing the proposals to select those who will be invited to share at the WCTE! We hope you will join us at the University of Cape Coast for three days of discussion and learning.

We invite practitioners, scholars, researchers, policy makers, engineers, medical practitioners, environmentalists, publishers, linguists, librarians, school administrators, Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-Nursery)-High School teachers, graduate students, and scholars of all known and emerging academic disciplines to sign up for the conference!

To help you plan your trip to the WCTE, see the information below about travel arrangements  such as visas, nearest airport, ground transportation, hotels, and hospitality events near UCC arranged by the local conference committee.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Check the page soon for announcements that the conference registration page is open!

Registration

  • 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)

VISA APPLICATIONS

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:
https://visacentral.com/visa-pre-check-service

AIRPORTS

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!

GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO UCC

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.

You can contact Dr. Samuel Yaw Ampofo at UCC with your flight arrrival times to schedule pick up. To make transportation more efficient, you may be asked to wait for other partipants to arrive for a shuttle to pick up a group of travelers. Dr. Ampofo’s contact info is sampofo1@ucc.edu.gh, Phone: +233244569800

HOTELS/LODGING

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

GROUND TRANSPORTATION IN CAPE COAST

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

POST CONFERENCE SAFARI 

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.

CONVENERS

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
mtndemanu@bsu.edu

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

Ernest Kofi Davis, Ph.D.
Provost, College of Education Studies
University of Cape Coast, Ghana
ekdavis@ucc.edu.gh

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

Dora F. Edu-Buandoh Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor of English
Pro Vice Chancellor
University of Cape Coast, Ghana
dora.edubuandoh@ucc.edu.gh

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

Winnie Mucherah, Ph.D.
Professor of Developmental Psychology
Ball State University Indiana, USA
wmucherah@bsu.edu

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

Judah Ndiku, Ph.D.

Executive Dean, School of Education
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
Kakamega, Kenya
jndiku@mmust.ac.ke

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
vfmcghie@uwc.ac.za

Theresia Nkuo-Akenji, Ph.D.
Professor of Parasitology/Immunology
Vice-Chancellor
University of Bamenda, Bamenda, Cameroon
wifon@yahoo.com

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