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

  • UPR San Piedras

Third World Conference on Transformative Education (WCTE)

The planners for the 3rd WCTE are excited to announce that the conference will be held in April 2024!

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”.

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.

We invite practitioners, scholars, researchers, policy makers, engineers, medical practitioners, environmentalists, publishers, linguists, literacy experts, librarians, school administrators, Pre- Kindergarten (Pre-Nursery)-High School teachers, graduate students, and scholars of all known and emerging academic disciplines (including sociolinguistics in education and anthropology in education, educational linguistics, Eco linguistics, literacy, history, geography, economics, civic education, mathematics, physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, music, dance, arts, economics, health education, etc.) who are eager to share their research and expertise on education with robust transformative practices and outcomes to submit a 300-word abstract on the relevant themes of the conference by October 30, 2023.


Download the CFP –   In English        En Español        Em Português

The Proposal Review Committee will review each proposal, and applicants will be notified of the status of their proposals within 4 weeks following the submission deadline.

We invite proposals for panels, symposia, individual papers, round table discussions, interactive workshops, school presentations, poster sessions, art exhibition/public action workshops, and book talks. High quality papers will be considered for publication in a special issue in the Global Journal of Transformative Education (GJTE). Successful proposals will clearly demonstrate the relationship between the presentation and the theme of the conference.

Follow this link to submit your proposal: http://www.gite.education/events/submit_proposal/

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

Proposal Due Date – October 30, 2023    

Sessions and Presentations formats:  See a full description at the Presentation Format page

  • Individual Papers (20 minutes)

  • Panel Discussions (110 minutes)

  • Transformative Schools in The Americas Presentations (60 minutes)

    • Round Table Discussions (60 minutes)

    • Interactive Workshops (60 minutes)

    • School Presentations (60 minutes).

  • Public Action/Art Exhibition

  • Book Talks (60 minutes)

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

Registration Page

Registrations will be open soon.

Please click to view the WCTE 2024 Registration page for full information about fees and registration.

Travel and Accommodations Page

A list of available hotels and costs is provided on the Travel and Accommodations page. Links to obtain a visa and Conference Registration will follow very soon.


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