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World Council for Curriculum and Instruction

  • By: Tonya Huber-Warring & Lisa A. Holtan
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

The World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) is a transnational educational organization committed in its mission to advancing the achievement of a just and peaceful world community and promoting person-to-person, professional relationships. It is a nongovernmental organization of the United Nations in consultative status with a consultant to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The preamble of the WCCI constitution challenges educators in the world community to ensure that education contributes to the promotion of equity, peace, and universal realization of human rights, developing a comprehensive sense of respect of self, others, and the environment.

The history of the WCCI originates with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), its 1950 Committee on International Understanding, and its 1966 Commission on Cooperation ...

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