WCTE 2024


Third World Conference on Transformative Education (WCTE)

“Transformative Education in the Americas”

University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras
San Juan, Puerto Rico
April 4-6, 2024




Third World Conference on Transformative Education (WCTE)

The 3rd World Conference on Transformative Education will convene one week, and we are excited to welcome you all to San Juan and the University of Puerto Rico – San Piedras!

You can view the current draft of the Conference Program and Agenda here!



The Global Institute for Transformative Education (GITE) in conjunction with Nuestra Escuela in Puerto Rico are organizing The Third World Conference on Transformative Education (WCTE) in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 4-6, 2024, under the theme: “Transformative Education in the Americas”.


Third World Conference on Transformative Education (WCTE)

Do you believe high quality education is the pathway to socio-economic and political transformation of the Americas? If your response to this question is yes, join us in Puerto Rico for The Third World Conference on Transformative Education, to chart new avenues for the Americas enduring development through education.

Most of the current education systems are far removed from the socioeconomic and political realities of the Americas. They are the legacies of European colonial rules that are antiquated, even in Europe, and can neither effectively solve current problems in the Americas nor help speed up its socioeconomic growth  and ensure its political stability. There is, therefore, a need to foster an inclusive and equitable society, moving 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.

Opportunity for Scholarly Publication

Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in our peer-reviewed Global Journal of Transformative Education (GJTE). Click on this link for details about the journal: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/gjte


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